Sweetacres Park: off-leash areas for dogs

Sweetacres Park: off-leash areas for dogs


Following strong community support Sweetacres Park is now an off-leash area at all times. Park signs are updated and City staff visit the park to educate dog owners about their responsibilities.

We invite your feedback on our proposal to make the lawn areas of Sweetacres Park off-leash for dogs. We have developed this proposal in response to community requests.

Sweetacres Park, located at 26 Rothschild Avenue, Rosebery, includes a central playground, barbecue and picnic facilities, lawns and garden areas. We propose to allow dogs to be off-leash at all times on the lawn areas. Dogs would still be prohibited in the barbecue, picnic and playground areas.

We will update the park signs so it is clear which areas of the park are off-leash and which are dog prohibited.

This proposal is part of the City’s work with our communities to promote responsible dog ownership and ensure parks remain accessible, safe and clean. This work is informed by our companion animals policy.

How you can give feedback

You can give your feedback by completing:

Our online feedback form

Consultation closes at 5pm on Monday 29 October 2018.

Feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. Your name or organisation's name may appear in these reports with your feedback attributed. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when making your submission.

If you have any enquiries about this consultation, please email sydneyyoursay@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.

Other ways to give your feedback

We want to make sure everybody has the opportunity to provide ideas and feedback.

If you prefer to talk to us in person, please contact the City of Sydney officer listed in contacts.

If you are Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service  on 131 450. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.

Key dates

Public consultation period
2 October to 29 October 2018


Mark Driver
Parks and Recreation Planner
02 9265 9333

Last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019