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Pitt Park Retained as Dog Off-leash Area

Source: Blue Mountains City Council
Archived 15 Feb 2018 - Posted: 16 Dec 2017
Wentworth Fall’s Pitt Park will be retained as a 24-hour dog off-leash area, unless booked by sports or undergoing maintenance.

Blue Mountains City Council resolved at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 12 December to retain the park as a dog off-leash area, following the recently adopted Dogs in Public Spaces Strategy 2017.

Ward 2 Councillor Romola Hollywood said: "When I moved to defer the matter from the Dogs in Public Places Strategy in October, I knew it was vital for the community to have their say.

“Following the consultations and despite the offer of a fenced area at Murray Park, it was clear that the use of Pitt Park as a dog off-leash area, when not booked for sporting activities, was preferred option of the majority of the community.

“I hope that a meeting of stakeholders regularly using Pitt Park, coupled with improved signage, will enable us to share this recreational and sporting facility effectively."

The meeting of stakeholders will be co-chaired by Deputy Mayor Cr Chris Van der Kley and Cr Hollywood in January or February, 2018.  It will identify strategies to support the effective day-to-day use of the park.

Council will also install large fixed signage to explain the shared-use arrangements for Lower Pitt Park and the expectations of dog owners using the area.

 
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