By-Law 7 Dogs Review

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Great news, Council has approved By-law 7 – Dogs.

The by-law provides Council with the power to apply dog on-lead and dog prohibited areas as the need arises. Existing dog on-lead, dog prohibited, and dog exercise areas will continue but Council may vary or amend on-leash and prohibited areas after the by-law has commenced, or at a later time.

The by-law requires dog on-leash and dog prohibited controls at Hooded Plover breeding sites and dogs must be on-lead during times when organised sport is played on a park or reserve as indicated by signage. A detailed list of what has changed is provided below.

We received 289 submissions during our engagement providing suggestions and feedback on the draft by-law. A summary of submissions were presented at the 19 July 2022 meeting.

During the consultation, there were 1700 visits to the Your Say page with 679 of those people downloading a document. Below is a snapshot of what we heard:

Comments received:

  • Dogs on-leash in more locations for longer and under more effective control.
  • More dog free areas and greater restrictions on dogs in public areas.
  • Support for the protection of native fauna from dogs and cats.
  • Increase ranger presence in the community to educate, enforce and encourage dog owners to be more responsible including picking up after their dog.
  • More open spaces for dogs including access to national parks.
  • Freedom for dogs including more off-leash areas on the foreshore and in parks with flexible times.

What has changed:

  • Dogs aren’t to be kept on properties where there’s no secure area.
  • Dogs are to be on-leash in any park or reserve when organised sport is being played.
  • Dogs are to be on-leash in Hooded Plover dog on-leash zones, and prohibited in Hooded Plover dog prohibited zones.
  • Public place now includes coastal waters that extend 50m from the lower watermark which is normally the council boundary.
  • Dogs used for law enforcement or search and rescue in dog on-leash and dog prohibited areas are exempted.

We’d like to thank everyone who participated and provided feedback.

For more details on the final By-law 7 - Dogs and the community engagement outcomes, please follow the links

Consultation closed on 26 May 2022.

BACKGROUND

The City of Onkaparinga is proposing to remake By-law 7 Dogs, which is due to expire on 1 January 2023. The purpose of the bylaw is to manage dogs in the council area, reduce incidence of environmental nuisance caused by dogs, to promote responsible dog ownership and to protect the convenience, comfort and safety of members of the public.

This consultation is focussed on establishing council’s policy position on:

  • Dog on-leash areas
  • Dog prohibited areas
  • Protecting Hooded Plovers

In addition, the proposed by-law provides council with the power to grant exemptions in specific emergency situations in areas where dogs are required to be on-leash or prohibited. To read an explanation of the proposed changes to the By-law, please read the explanation of proposed changes document.

Find out more about the current and proposed by-law here:

You can also view a hard copy of the proposed By-Law 7 Dogs at the City of Onkaparinga, Noarlunga office during office hours.

Have Your Say

We are seeking feedback from the community on the proposed By-law 7 Dogs.

To have your say, simply complete the survey below.

Consultation closes at 5pm on 26 May 2022.

Great news, Council has approved By-law 7 – Dogs.

The by-law provides Council with the power to apply dog on-lead and dog prohibited areas as the need arises. Existing dog on-lead, dog prohibited, and dog exercise areas will continue but Council may vary or amend on-leash and prohibited areas after the by-law has commenced, or at a later time.

The by-law requires dog on-leash and dog prohibited controls at Hooded Plover breeding sites and dogs must be on-lead during times when organised sport is played on a park or reserve as indicated by signage. A detailed list of what has changed is provided below.

We received 289 submissions during our engagement providing suggestions and feedback on the draft by-law. A summary of submissions were presented at the 19 July 2022 meeting.

During the consultation, there were 1700 visits to the Your Say page with 679 of those people downloading a document. Below is a snapshot of what we heard:

Comments received:

  • Dogs on-leash in more locations for longer and under more effective control.
  • More dog free areas and greater restrictions on dogs in public areas.
  • Support for the protection of native fauna from dogs and cats.
  • Increase ranger presence in the community to educate, enforce and encourage dog owners to be more responsible including picking up after their dog.
  • More open spaces for dogs including access to national parks.
  • Freedom for dogs including more off-leash areas on the foreshore and in parks with flexible times.

What has changed:

  • Dogs aren’t to be kept on properties where there’s no secure area.
  • Dogs are to be on-leash in any park or reserve when organised sport is being played.
  • Dogs are to be on-leash in Hooded Plover dog on-leash zones, and prohibited in Hooded Plover dog prohibited zones.
  • Public place now includes coastal waters that extend 50m from the lower watermark which is normally the council boundary.
  • Dogs used for law enforcement or search and rescue in dog on-leash and dog prohibited areas are exempted.

We’d like to thank everyone who participated and provided feedback.

For more details on the final By-law 7 - Dogs and the community engagement outcomes, please follow the links

Consultation closed on 26 May 2022.

BACKGROUND

The City of Onkaparinga is proposing to remake By-law 7 Dogs, which is due to expire on 1 January 2023. The purpose of the bylaw is to manage dogs in the council area, reduce incidence of environmental nuisance caused by dogs, to promote responsible dog ownership and to protect the convenience, comfort and safety of members of the public.

This consultation is focussed on establishing council’s policy position on:

  • Dog on-leash areas
  • Dog prohibited areas
  • Protecting Hooded Plovers

In addition, the proposed by-law provides council with the power to grant exemptions in specific emergency situations in areas where dogs are required to be on-leash or prohibited. To read an explanation of the proposed changes to the By-law, please read the explanation of proposed changes document.

Find out more about the current and proposed by-law here:

You can also view a hard copy of the proposed By-Law 7 Dogs at the City of Onkaparinga, Noarlunga office during office hours.

Have Your Say

We are seeking feedback from the community on the proposed By-law 7 Dogs.

To have your say, simply complete the survey below.

Consultation closes at 5pm on 26 May 2022.

Page last updated: 28 Jul 2022, 09:22 AM