Coogee Beach Reserve: Should dogs on leads be allowed in some areas?

Consultation has concluded

We asked:

The City sought community feedback on whether dogs should be allowed on leads on part of Reserve 24306 and continue to be restricted on the beach and dunes.

You said:

The City invited comments about the proposed amendment by 8 June 2016. There was a strong response, with 964 submissions. This included two petitions, a submission from the Coogee Beach Progress Association and 99 emails/comments to this web page.

Comments were consolidated into a report considered at the July 2016 Council Meeting.

We did:

Council decided in July 2016 to prohibit dogs on all of reserve 24306 and reserve 46664 (known as Coogee Beach Reserve) including all beaches, dunes, picnic areas and the jetty adjoining the reserves.

Council decided that dogs are now allowed on leads in the al fresco areas of the Coogee Beach café and the surf club café.

This mix of areas where dogs are not permitted, are permitted on leads and are permitted off leads provides a balance between the competing demands in the community.

Many people walk their dogs on the paths and walkways in the Coogee and Woodman Point area and enjoy refreshments at the cafes. It is one of Council's goals to encourage active and healthy lifestyles for residents. Limiting opportunities for healthy activities such as dog walking was seen as counterproductive to these community health goals. Legally, the Food Act permits dogs in the café al fresco areas.

See item 17.4 in the Council minutes.

Both cafes lease their buildings from the City of Cockburn and under their lease conditions are permitted the discretion to allow certain activities which now includes dogs on leads.



We asked:

The City sought community feedback on whether dogs should be allowed on leads on part of Reserve 24306 and continue to be restricted on the beach and dunes.

You said:

The City invited comments about the proposed amendment by 8 June 2016. There was a strong response, with 964 submissions. This included two petitions, a submission from the Coogee Beach Progress Association and 99 emails/comments to this web page.

Comments were consolidated into a report considered at the July 2016 Council Meeting.

We did:

Council decided in July 2016 to prohibit dogs on all of reserve 24306 and reserve 46664 (known as Coogee Beach Reserve) including all beaches, dunes, picnic areas and the jetty adjoining the reserves.

Council decided that dogs are now allowed on leads in the al fresco areas of the Coogee Beach café and the surf club café.

This mix of areas where dogs are not permitted, are permitted on leads and are permitted off leads provides a balance between the competing demands in the community.

Many people walk their dogs on the paths and walkways in the Coogee and Woodman Point area and enjoy refreshments at the cafes. It is one of Council's goals to encourage active and healthy lifestyles for residents. Limiting opportunities for healthy activities such as dog walking was seen as counterproductive to these community health goals. Legally, the Food Act permits dogs in the café al fresco areas.

See item 17.4 in the Council minutes.

Both cafes lease their buildings from the City of Cockburn and under their lease conditions are permitted the discretion to allow certain activities which now includes dogs on leads.