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Hurstville City Council to undertake community consultation for proposed off-leash dog area at Peakhurst Park

Posted 21 May 2015 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Con Hindi today announced Hurstville City Council is set to undertake community consultation for a proposed new off-leash dog area at Peakhurst Park, Peakhurst.

Mayor Hindi said the proposal initially for a six month trial period, will allow dogs to be off-leash within the park between the hours of 5.00am-9.00am, Monday to Friday.

“Council will shortly begin community consultation with surrounding residents, sporting groups and park users to garner opinions on the proposal,” he said.

“I encourage the community to have their say about the proposal during the consultation period which is on now until Friday, 26 June 2015.”

Deputy Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Michelle Stevens has welcomed the proposal that will give greater flexibility for dog owners to exercise their pets before peak times.

“Off-leash areas are great places to socialise with other pet owners and provide an opportunity for dogs to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors with their owners.

“The proposed off-leash area will be a most positive addition to Peakhurst Park.”

Mayor Hindi said Council also provides off-leash facilities in Riverwood, lower Gannons Park, Evatt Park (restricted times) for pet owners to exercise their dogs off-leash.

“In 2014, Council introduced another off-leash dog area at Evatt Park where dogs are able to be off-leash from 5.00am-9.00am, Monday to Friday,” he said.

For more information, about the off-leash area proposal at Peakhurst Park, contact Council on 9330 6222 or visit www.hurstville.nsw.gov.au

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