Blue Mountains City Council

Dog Off Leash Areas

What is #dips?
Council is taking a broad approach to the management of recreation open spaces, and the relationship between dog 'off-leash' sites and dog 'on-leash' spaces. Our plan is to develop a Dogs in Public Space (#dips) strategy to help inform future service and provision decisions council wide.
Council would like you to HAVE YOUR SAY on the discussion around dogs in recreation spaces. Whether you are a non-dog owner, dog owner, sports person, organised recreational user, regular picnic'er or just like to use our open spaces for social family gatherings. Input from all users of the spaces will allow for a balanced approach to #dips.
Where can I get more information about this?
Information on this engagement program, including the community consultation process, can be found online at Blue Mountains Have Your Say. Documents will be kept up to date, and the news feed will give you everything you need to know so you can weigh in on the discussions, and share your view.
If you are super keen to keep informed on the progress of this project make sure you SUBSCRIBE to get regular updates from the page.
There are two #dips fact sheets available to down load from the right hand side of this page.


In accordance with the Companion Animals Act 1998 and the Local Government Area Act 1993, Council has a number of Dog Off Leash Exercise Areas. Locations and approved hours of use are as follows:

 

 

Each of the Dog Off Leash Exercise Areas have signs which outline the conditions of use and include a map of the area. The boundaries of the map are identified by green tipped markers and dog litter bins are provided at each site.


For further information on Council's Dog Off Leash Exercise Areas, contact the Council on (02) 4780 5000.


DOG OFF-LEASH ETIQUETTE


Conditions of use for Dog Off-Leash areas: 

• Dog Off-Leash area; hours of use must be obeyed at all times, 
• Any dog displaying aggression must be removed from the Dog Off-Leash area immediately, 
• Dog must be under effective control at all times, 
• Dog waste is to be disposed of in the bin/s provided. 

Council Rangers regularly patrol these areas and may issue fines for breaches. 

Additional Guidelines: 

• Dog/s must never be left unattended, 
• Dog owners are required to stop dog/s from digging and must repair all damage that may occur, 
• Any children attending a Dog Off-Leash area must be accompanied by a responsible adult. 
• Female dogs in a state of heat (in season) are not permitted in the Dog Off- Leash area, 
• All dogs should have their current vaccinations. 

• Dog Off-Leash area; hours of use must be obeyed at all times, • Any dog displaying aggression must be removed from the Dog Off-Leash area immediately, • Dog must be under effective control at all times, • Dog waste is to be disposed of in the bin/s provided.   • Dog/s must never be left unattended, • Dog owners are required to stop dog/s from digging and must repair all damage that may occur, • Any children attending a Dog Off-Leash area must be accompanied by a responsible adult. • Female dogs in a state of heat (in season) are not permitted in the Dog Off- Leash area, • All dogs should have their current vaccinations.