SHANE Rattenbury has announced a review of dog exercise areas.
“The new dog exercise maps aim to provide a balance between providing spaces for dogs to exercise both on and off-leash while also protecting the natural environment and the ability of others to enjoy our communal, recreational spaces,” said Minister Rattenbury.
“We’re now seeking community input into the new maps – from dog owners and walkers, but also from other interested members of the community.
“Dog exercise areas across the ACT were recently reviewed to take into account residential expansion, such as the development of Gungahlin and Molonglo and other land use changes across Canberra.
“The new maps are designed to help clarify dog exercise area boundaries and take into account physical boundaries such as walkways, paths, fences and roads.”
Mr Rattenbury said consultation will run until Friday 1 August 2014. A range of drop-in information sessions will be held across Canberra to promote the consultation and to assist people in viewing the maps.