People and dogs can coexist in our community, but only through proactive and responsible dog ownership.
We have heard from our community, throughout our strategic plan engagement process, that dogs in public spaces are an area of key interest to many in the Shire. From requests for more off leash exercise areas to requests for action on noisy and uncontrolled dogs – it is clear our community wants a balanced approach to the management of dogs in our public spaces.
In response, Byron Shire Council is now embarking (woof!) on the development of a shire wide Dogs in Public Spaces Strategy. To kick this off, we’ve erected new signage at the entrances of our off leash beaches to help better inform our community where our active spaces are for dogs. The strategy will involve a comprehensive review of our current off leash areas and how we manage them. There will be plenty of opportunities for the community to have their say throughout this process.