Planetary Health Precinct and Parklands Temporary Off-Leash Area

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Since its closure in 2013, the former Katoomba Golf Course site has been used as an informal off-leash area by some in the community.

However, with Council's purchase of the site in 2020 and the subsequent establishment of the Planetary Health Precinct and Parklands, the goals for the site are centred on it being a demonstration and learning precinct for local action to restore the health of our natural systems and support the community in the face of climate change and natural disasters.

It will also be a place residents and families can enjoy, as a parkland.

These goals do not align with continued unregulated use of the site as an off-leash area. We need to ensure that all those who visit the site are safe and dogs are responsibly managed.

To cater to many in the community's desire for an off-leash space, while adhering to its commitment to conservation at the site, Council has created a temporary designated dog off-leash area within the Planetary Health Precinct.

Construction on the temporary off-leash area will commence in March 2024. The temporary off-leash area will be subject to review in 2025 under the Dogs in Public Places Strategic Plan.

The designated off-leash area will be clearly fenced and signposted for the safety of dogs and visitors.

Click on the survey below to see the design and leave feedback.


THIS SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED

Since its closure in 2013, the former Katoomba Golf Course site has been used as an informal off-leash area by some in the community.

However, with Council's purchase of the site in 2020 and the subsequent establishment of the Planetary Health Precinct and Parklands, the goals for the site are centred on it being a demonstration and learning precinct for local action to restore the health of our natural systems and support the community in the face of climate change and natural disasters.

It will also be a place residents and families can enjoy, as a parkland.

These goals do not align with continued unregulated use of the site as an off-leash area. We need to ensure that all those who visit the site are safe and dogs are responsibly managed.

To cater to many in the community's desire for an off-leash space, while adhering to its commitment to conservation at the site, Council has created a temporary designated dog off-leash area within the Planetary Health Precinct.

Construction on the temporary off-leash area will commence in March 2024. The temporary off-leash area will be subject to review in 2025 under the Dogs in Public Places Strategic Plan.

The designated off-leash area will be clearly fenced and signposted for the safety of dogs and visitors.

Click on the survey below to see the design and leave feedback.


Page last updated: 25 Mar 2024, 03:30 PM