Proposed off-leash dog area at Nuffield Park, Zetland

We’re planning to make the grass lawn in Nuffield Park off-leash for dogs.

Project Status: Open for feedback

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Why we’re doing this

This proposal is in response to a petition from residents asking us to consider making the park off-leash.

This is part of our work with our communities to promote responsible dog ownership and ensure parks remain accessible and continue to meet the needs of the growing local community. This work is informed by our companion animals policy.

What we’re doing

We propose to allow dogs to be off leash at all times on the grass lawn area in the northern section of Nuffield Park. This is bounded by Hutchinson Walk, Ascot Avenue, George Julius Avenue and the park footpath, which runs from east to west through the park.

The rest of the park will remain on-leash and dogs will still be prohibited from the basketball court.

Park signs will be updated with maps showing the boundary of the off-leash, on-leash and dog-prohibited areas.

Aerial view of the park showing the proposed off-leash area.
Nuffield Park, Zetland

Highlighted aerial view shows the proposed off-leash area in the park.

Next steps

All feedback will be assessed at the end of the consultation period. A recommendation will be made at the end of 2021.

How you can give feedback

Consultation closes at 5pm on Tuesday 30 November 2021.

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 contribution.

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