OFF LEASH DOG AREAS
Dogs Need Exercise
Recent dog attacks in metropolitan areas highlight the fact that dogs can sometimes be dangerous and aggressive. It’s important that owners ensure their dogs are contented and they receive enough exercise.
Other off leash dog areas provided by the Council have proved very popular. Residents who have a love of dogs and the dogs themselves, are finding the areas to be very socially rewarding.
Hefty fines apply to irresponsible owners who allow their dogs to be off leash in any public place.
The Council is always on the lookout for other suitable spots for off-leash areas. Anyone having suggestions for assessable locations that would be well used and are not too close to nearby residences should contact Cr Flesser at the Northgate Ward office on 34032210.
Brisbane First for Nudgee Beach
The beach adjacent to the new fishing platform on Kedron Brook at Nudgee Beach has been approved to be Brisbane’s first off-leash dog swimming area.
This new area will allow dogs to have a swim in a specially marked area and to exercise in the adjoining parkland.
The dog owners who petitioned the Council calling for the swimming area should be well pleased that this approval has beaten similar proposals in both the Sandgate and Wynnum areas.
One of the positive aspects of this new off-leash area will be to reduce the increasing ‘people pressure’ on the Nudgee Beach Recreation Reserve and the adjacent beach foreshore.
The beach between Kedron Brook and Cabbage Tree Creek is used as a resting area for migratory wading birds on their way to Siberia. Uncontrolled dogs are disrupting their rest and putting their lives in danger.
The Council has recently been constructing Doggy World at this off leash area.
New Dog Area For Kedron
The Council has provided a fenced, ‘off leash dog’ area in Murray Duus Park, opposite the Wavell Heights Bowls Club at Kedron.
Dog owners are invited to use this accessible area for off leash activities and dog obedience. The area is well sign posted and a dog poo bin, water tap and seats have been provided.
It’s hoped that local dog owners will take full advantage of this facility. They should remember that the dogs must still be kept under control, even though leashes can be removed.
Brisbane’s Largest Off Leash Area for Wavell Heights
Brisbane’s largest off-leash dog area for canine lovers has been established in Wavell Heights and Virginia.
This new facility will be a massive 4 Ha of land located between Downfall Creek and the Brickyard Road Industrial Area. The well-established physical boundaries have the added advantage of allowing the area to be unfenced for off-leash activities.
The area will be well sign posted and appropriate dog poo bins and water taps will be provided. Picnic nodes, seating and shady trees are already in place.