Dog Management Policy
The Draft Dog Management Policy sets out a code relating to responsible ownership of dogs and includes the provision of declared areas.
Under the Dog Control Act 2000, Council has the ability to restrict dogs at all times from a declared area. While the Draft Policy has used this provision (to either restrict from entering an area at all times or restricted to being restrained on a lead), there has also been an introduction of two new off-lead exercise areas in the lower Channel area.
The current Draft Policy provides a consistent approach to dog control throughout Kingborough and reflects the feedback provided in the community consultation carried out in 2017.
Have a look at the Draft Policy and submit your feedback here. Submissions close Monday, 25 June 2018.
I do object however to tim... I do not beleive dogs being allowed on Coningham Beach during restricted hours purely for residents ... I have read through your Draft Dog Management Policy document and the map of declared dog areas. I... The Kingborough Council's draft Dog Management Policy appears to be at odds with what is being i... I have major concerns with the conduct of the process and development of the Dog Management Policy a... Some of what is in the proposed Kingborough Council Dog Management Policy can't be changed as it... We would like to see an approach in the Kingborough area similar to the one in Clarence Council have... I am a Cygnet resident who frequents Dru Point off leash dog park, and Kingston Beach ditto, on a re... Can someone please explain to me how an area can be important habitat to a shorebird that has migrat... I thoroughly support your dog management policy.
Dogs running loose at Tinderbox beach stray into ... I believe dogs should be able to be walked/exercised during restricted hours (seasonally adjusted) o... The draft Dog Management Policy is too restrictive on dogs and their responsible carers / owners.
... I agree with parts of the policy but I support more allowance for dogs in beaches - on lead. Too man... I support the Kingborough council’s Draft Dog Management Policy 2018
Some of my reasons
1. Pro... We appreciate that you have given consideration to exempting Middleton Beach from the blanket ruling... Can I ask where does the Howden Forehore (Wingara Road) fit into the Draft Policy? I am unable to s... Dear Kingborough Council,
In my opinion your draft Dog Management Policy is too restrictive on dog ... Have dogs on the lead in public places all the time, so people are save from dogs. Restrict length o... I strongly oppose the draft dog management policy.
My issue is that the policy provides no middle... I would like Council to return to their previous draft policy from April which proposed allowing dog... Some points on which I would like to highlight are as follows:
Taroona Apex dog park.
Loss of bo... It is a pity that more members of the Kingborough Council do not own dogs. If they did they might ha... Does the draft policy mean that while I am waiting for a Margate wood fired pizza I can't walk m... We seem to have a council that has ended up with a negative view on animals and listens to anyone th... As a member of the 56% of households without a dog, let me say that I very much enjoy living in such... Does 4.7 b) 'any shopping centre or any shop' mean that dogs can not be taken into premises ... Dear Counsellors
Coningham and Lower Snug Community Association (CALSCA) has no agreed position on ... Please add my vote to this as I am not a member of the association but I vote with this too.
KC has... Kingston and Blackman's Bay esplanade areas are fine for dog walking on a leash, however, there ... I congratulate the Kingborough council on a strong, fair and equitable draft dog management policy.
... Dear Councillors of Kingborough,
I submit the following feedback on the unnecessarily restrictive... I feel that Council is attempted to take what is in the State Dog Control Act well past what is reas... I have been a dog owner for more than 40 years, and have lived the last 5 years in Kingborough with ... An approach to Dog Management
Beaches are not prescribed in the Dog Management Act as p... You can’t play ball with a dog on a lead.
Kingborough needs more off-lead dog exercise areas, i... The objectives of the draft Dog Management Policy are articulated clearly with emphasis on minimisin... Hi,
I don't agree that 'all beaches' should be considered restricted. Given the provisi... 1. The draft policy with respect to the changes to the dog exercise area in Taroona Park are illogi... I do not understand why the Council have banned dogs from the Tinderbox Hills walking track.
As a r... It's time to go back to the drawing board, Council.
The proposed plan goes too far in restric... We don't need further restrictions to off-leash dog areas. Good-sized off-leash dog areas provi... Well done to the Council on producing a policy that meets the needs of the majority of people who li... I would like all Councillors to advise which way they are going to vote as I would like to know who ... My idea is that there should be more off lead areas opened up. Based on the Council noting that the... Please could the council explain why their draft policy from April proposed allowing dogs on a secti... I am very disheartened by Kingborough Council's proposal to further restrict the dog exercise ar... One question I'd like the council to answer is why do we treat dogs as criminals when in other c... Dogs should be banned from all beaches. I hate it that the beautiful northern end of Tyndall beach, ... Taroona Apex Off-lead Area
Our family - two voting adults, two children and two dogs - strongly o... Kingborough Council appears to have lost its way in trying to re-invent the wheel.
Other Tasmanian... Kingborough Council appears to have lost it way in trying to re-invent the wheel.
Other Tasmanian ... I am writing in regards to the new proposed Dog Management Plan currently under review.
I was al... I suggest that Council take less draconian approach to this delicate matter of threatened species co... We would like to commend the Council on the Draft Dog Management policy. We are particularly please... Running with my two dogs (off lead) along the Alum Cliffs track is a daily joy in my life. Most of t... Community assets are indeed community assets that should be shared willingly and equitably- the comm... This is ridiculous. Council obviously already had an agenda going into this, especially since they h... The draft policy is a disgrace. Responsible dog walkers need more access, so why is Council cutting ... I understand people wanting to enjoy dog free beaches with their small children or simply because th... I would like to suggest that Snug Beach be available for off leash dog access on a time share basis.... I would like to support the Dog Management Policy as set out in the attached document and maps. In m... Very poor outcomes for dog owners in the Kingborough Council area. This draft policy is restrictive... Very poor outcomes for dog owners in the Kingborough Council area. Reducing and restricting dog use... I’ve just read the Draft Dog Management Policy and it makes perfect sense. I support the draft po... I think the policy is a good one and I hope the council sticks to it's guns. With a fast growing population, the Kingborough Council needs to implement a modern and relevant Dog... I am extremely disappointed at the council's u-turn on their proposal to introduce dog exercise ... Dear Policy Officer
Thankyou for your updated policy.
I am concerned that they silent majorit... It would be extremely disappointing if the proposed new restrictive dog laws came into being. We ha... The imposition of draconian rules governing dogs in public places doesn't address the apparent p... unfortunately I could not get to the recent rally to voice concerns at this draft policy.
In this ... The Alum Cliffs Track is one of the few places left for walking dogs off lead. As a regular user I ... I am not a resident of the Kingborough region but I regularly visit family in Tasmania (including wi... Dogs are already restricted enough in Kingborough, which sadly, is not a very dog friendly municipal... The compromise is that Kingborough Council adopt similar approach to access to beaches as that adopt... I have walked my dogs on the Tinderbox Hill for more than a decade. My daughter now walks her dog th... Many dog owners would welcome restricted access to the total length of Kingston Beach, particularly ... This is an absolutely pathetic, conservative and technocratic proposal. I can hardly believe that a... My only concern is that there is no use to bring new laws when the council fails to enforce the curr... In my experience if I go to Kingston beach outside of summer there are far more dog owners on the sm... Dogs should be banned from all beaches for the safety of children and to protect the native wildlife... From the comments it seems Taroona beach has the most issues., just look at a compromise not toatl e... Hi, The Alum Cliff track is off lead fora section after the narrow track climbing up from Tyndall Be... Great to see some pro active measures to make dog owners responsible. However, if all beaches not me... There are currently not enough off-lead areas available to dog owners. If you want to limit access ... As Kingborough residents we are very fortunate to enjoy a variety of community spaces for outdoor re... Please clarify how the policy will be implemented where there are playgrounds within 10m of paths, r... Dear Kingborough council,
I have two major concerns about the proposed curtailing of the access for... I love dogs, and am a dog owner. Unfortunately there are some irresponsible dog owners around Kingst... I am appalled at the complete lack of transparency in the way the areas, size and number of areas ha... My question is why are dogs restricted to just three months on the Tinderbox Track? What was the rat... We support this policy. perhaps the council could advertise a list of approved dog areas and then m... We think this is an excellent policy. Dogs are great but they have their place and the public shoul... I find that the vast majority of dog owners are sensible and keep their dogs under control. They are... We moved to Kingston Beach because we were told it was very family friendly. This policy seems extre... As a frequent user of the alum cliff track I am extremely opposed to changing any of it to on-lead. ... I would like to see some work done on improving the off lead areas, particularly if the council has ... Our main suburban challenge with dogs in Kingston is those who are locked in small yards, given no r... Our family moved from Launceston to Kingston in 2015 and have been greatly impressed by the off-leas... Taroona Apex Park off lead should extend past the scout hall; down to the bottom of the steps opposi... We have the same problem at Little Coningham and main Coningham beaches and along the coastal reserv... HI
As this forum is for submitting ideas and hopefully reach a community conclusion I shall submit ... Taroona has always been a no dogs on beach suburb. No rights have been taken away. This is the reaso... BACKGROUND
Council’s Dog Management Policy was adopted in February 2010 and expired in January... Why has only part of the Apex Park in Taroona been designated an off lead area?
For years and year... I support the code of responsible dog ownership.
I know from personal experience how irresponsible ... Increasingly, the sheer number of people walking their dogs on Taroona beaches - against the rules -... The regulation of dogs on Taroona Beach should be viewed in the context of dog regulation around the... This seems like quite an excessive and prohibitive Dog Management Policy. Personally, I find it real... As aresident of Taroona I do and have for many years paid extra for the privilege of having a dog, w... As a dog owner I pay extra to the council, first for the privilege of having a dog but secondly the ... As a family with young children who regularly use the beaches in Taroona and Blackmans Bay I would l... As a Long term Taroona resident, and previous dog owner, I don't think that there should be chan... Hooray! At last the rights of humans to use public places, especially beaches , is to be restored.
... I support the policy.
If an authority exercising a proper duty of care has to chose between one... Kingborough Council appears to offer the most limited, most restricted access to public areas of all... Kingborough Council appears to offer the most limited, most restricted access to public areas of all... Essentially I am not anti-dog but I would like to see the existing dog areas retained and no other a... I am strongly opposed to the reduction in the dog exercise area at Taroona Apex Park. As a regular ... The bulk of this was originally posted as a reply to someone else's post, but I feel strongly en... This is an excellent Draft Dog Management Policy. It is a policy that is very much needed for a high... I strongly support the Draft Dog Management Policy. I specifically support restricting dog access t... I can't believe that the Council put out a draft plan for comment last year and then took no acc... As a long time resident of Coninghamand living next to the main beach, I see first hand the movement... These proposed restrictions are ridiculous. They will only generate more conflict. If this is our Co... I am very concerned that the dog exercise area in the Taroona Park May be reduced in size. If anythi... So, just to be clear on the statistics. The population of Kingborough is about 36,000 and the averag... I disagree with more restrictions on areas dogs can access and whether they can be off lead. The co... I have just checked the Taroona Apex Park off leash area after seeing another post and I have to say... I think the proposed policy creates blanket rules that are not necessary and certainly unfair agains... My concern is purely for the beaches.The beaches in Taroona are gorgeous, from visiting other dog be... I disagree with the proposal as it stands. The Apex park area has virtually been halved. Its purel... Hi,
As a dog owner I am really upset that this is the way of the future, where dogs won’t be al... I am disappointed at the increasingly small number of places I can exercise my dogs. As an example, ... As a resident of Taroona, I strongly support the Draft Dog Management Policy restricting dogs from b... "Dog ownership has proven benefits to the community through better health, wellbeing, companions... As a long time resident in the Kingborough area I am a strong supporter of making the area more dog ... Please reconsider the alteration to Taroona Apex park. The playground, community centre, and playhou... I am deeply disappointed in the new draft policy re: dogs. My husband and I specifically choose to ... Some passionate responses here – both sides arguing to the ridiculous.
Dog parks/be... The policy will inevitably not be liked by everyone but is probably something we should try to live ... I have noticed that the off lead dog exercise area at the Apex Park has been severely reduced in siz... A Draft Policy was released a couple of months back and that particular draft was going to allow dog... Hi Kingborough Council,
Thank you for the opportunity to contribute to the discussion.
As one ... I strongly support the Draft Dog Management Policy restricting dogs from beaches unless declared dog... The dog management policy does not set out what the restrictions on the beaches are likely to be so ... I strongly support the proposed draft dog policy. In my opinion and experience as a mother of young ... Listen to responsible dog owners and not people who don’t like dogs. They seem to have so much to ... from Lynda Hewitt via Facebook
Dogs that can’t be exercised and allowed to run free are going to ... It will soon be seen that people will stop exercising with their dogs. It will be too restrictive t... I don't understand the need for prohibited areas on beaches if they are restricted areas unless ... I suggest that people and councillors take a look at Hobart City Council and how they handle and res... How about fencing the dog exercise area on Kingston View Drive?
Something like what HCC have done ... Would it be possible to allow dogs on Taroona Beach during non daylight saving time like they do in ... I think this is an excellent policy and strongly support it. My only suggestion/idea is that I would... Referring to dogs not being allowed in shopping centres - I have previously walked my dog to Big W a... This seems to be a massive shift towards an anti-dog approach, why?
It would appear dogs are being ... I understand the council want to ban dogs from most beaches. Many people in Taroona love walking th... Can 4.7 b) 'any shopping centre or any shop' to be clarified further?
For example - is i...
1 year ago
I understand the council want to ban dogs from most beaches. Many people in Taroona love walking their dogs. Very few people complain. So why pander to those people? That is undemocratic. Dog owners are held to ransom by a few dog haters. What annoys me is that Kingborough Council seems more intent on representing the views of a very small vocal minority than the silent majority of people! Quite frankly, the Council should be telling that small minority to sod off and encouraging more responsible dog ownership, than setting more rules and regulations. I will not vote for Councillors who fail to st...
1 year ago
So, just to be clear on the statistics. The population of Kingborough is about 36,000 and the average household size (from the census) is 2.6 people. So there are about 14,000 households. There were 6,200 dogs registered in Taroona which equates to 44% of households own a dog. Receipts from dog registrations increased from $213,000 in 2016 to $320,000 in 2017 being a 50% increase in revenue to the council in one year alone! In spite of this the council draft dog management policy imposes greater restrictions and reduced off lead areas, (Apex Park area has been halved!), while stating that “Dogs mak...
1 year ago
I strongly support the Draft Dog Management Policy restricting dogs from beaches unless declared dog areas on the basis of public health and safety. I am not ‘anti-dogs’, but I do believe they should not be allowed on beaches.
As a daily user of Taroona Beach I object to the numerous dog owners who ignore the Council’s existing 2010 Dog Management Policy every day and allow their dogs to run all over the beach off-leash, chase bird life, jump up on me and regularly defecate on the beach.
Dogs on beaches are a health hazard. Dogs carry diseases which can be transmitted to humans by dire...
1 year ago
Can 4.7 b) 'any shopping centre or any shop' to be clarified further?
For example - is it an offence to walk my dog to Coles and tie her up outside while I grab milk?
1 year ago
Some passionate responses here – both sides arguing to the ridiculous.
Dog parks/beaches are an important component of community interaction/meeting place, and create stronger communities.
The number of off-leash areas in kingborough council is limited, with high load of dogs in approved areas reducing amenity of those areas. There appears strong support here for a portion of beach in Taroona (north of Taroona Beach boat ramp) as proposed in a prior draft policy, as an appropriate compromise.
The limitations on dogs in public places is counter-productive. A well-supervised d...
1 year ago
I strongly support the proposed draft dog policy. In my opinion and experience as a mother of young children, dog exercise areas should be separated from children's playgrounds and bbq and picnic areas, for safety and hygiene reasons. On Taroona Beach, there is also a children's playground and a bbq area which is used regularly by young families. Taroona Apex Park is a large designated dog exercise area only a few hundred metres away from Taroona Beach, and is safe as the nearby children's playground is fully fenced. Thank you to the Kingborough Council for taking a sensible position on t...
1 year ago
A Draft Policy was released a couple of months back and that particular draft was going to allow dogs on the northern end of Taroona Beach (north of the boat ramp). That same Draft Policy was also going to allow dogs on Blackmans Bay beach and I understand that the vociferously vocal minority complained enough about that recommendation to warrant the Council to hold off releasing the Draft Policy for comment. Fast forward to this current Draft Policy and what do we see - nothing...........no dogs on Taroona Beach at all.....deleted without explanation. Who got to the Councillors??
The current Dr...
1 year ago
I think this is an excellent policy and strongly support it. My only suggestion/idea is that I would like there to be details around the consequences for people breaking the policy and how the council intend to enforce the policy. Is there a way for members of the public to report breaches etc?
1 year ago
I suggest that people and councillors take a look at Hobart City Council and how they handle and restrict the dog exercise areas and especially the beach areas where dogs can go off lead.
NutGrove and Long Beach are a great example. Off Lead between 7pm and 8am DS time, this would not interfere with children or sunbathers, and it has worked well at Nut Grove, people actually enjoy a conversation with each other as they do at Kingston Beach when our dogs are enjoying the free time.
At other times 3pm to 9am, isn't this discussion about compromise, we should be able to share this beach no one s...
11 months ago
I have major concerns with the conduct of the process and development of the Dog Management Policy and the draft of May 2018 as presented for comment.
Specifically the summary exclusion, without transparency of the two proposed Dog Exercises on sections of Blackmans Bay and Taroona Beaches in the May version, despite being included after much “community consultation” and being declared (along with other changes) as a “reasonable compromise” by the Manager Governance and Property when presenting the April Report.
In Summary I am concerned about: The exclusion of the Blackmans Bay Beach an...