Dog off leash area trial evaluation - Elliott Park and Balmain Cove

Council conducted a review of dogs in parks at Elliot Park and Balmain Cove between November 2017 and February 2018. This included seeking community comment on a proposed dog off leash trial. Council approved a six month trial between June 2018 and December 2018 at its meeting on 8 May 2018.
View trial area map here.

We’re now evaluating the trial and encourage all park users and local residents to provide input as part of this process.

Have your say

  • Online using the survey below
  • By mail addressed to Inner West Council at PO Box 14, Petersham, NSW 2049.

Comments close Tuesday, 19 February 2019.


What happens next

Following the completion of the evaluation process, a report on the trial will be submitted to Council. The Councillors will take into consideration all feedback gathered during the evaluation and decide whether or not the trial off leash area will be made permanent and if so, under what conditions.
Council is also undertaking an assessment of the safety and accessibility of neighbouring townhouses, adjacent to Elliott Park, as per the Council resolution.

The existing trial conditions will remain in operation pending Council’s decision.

There is further information about Council’s dog off leash areas at www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/live/information-for-residents/dogs-and-cats/dogs/dog-exercise-areas


Enquiries

If you have any queries please email Aaron Callaghan, Manager - Parks Planning and Engagement at parks@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

Council conducted a review of dogs in parks at Elliot Park and Balmain Cove between November 2017 and February 2018. This included seeking community comment on a proposed dog off leash trial. Council approved a six month trial between June 2018 and December 2018 at its meeting on 8 May 2018.
View trial area map here.

We’re now evaluating the trial and encourage all park users and local residents to provide input as part of this process.

Have your say

  • Online using the survey below
  • By mail addressed to Inner West Council at PO Box 14, Petersham, NSW 2049.

Comments close Tuesday, 19 February 2019.


What happens next

Following the completion of the evaluation process, a report on the trial will be submitted to Council. The Councillors will take into consideration all feedback gathered during the evaluation and decide whether or not the trial off leash area will be made permanent and if so, under what conditions.
Council is also undertaking an assessment of the safety and accessibility of neighbouring townhouses, adjacent to Elliott Park, as per the Council resolution.

The existing trial conditions will remain in operation pending Council’s decision.

There is further information about Council’s dog off leash areas at www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/live/information-for-residents/dogs-and-cats/dogs/dog-exercise-areas


Enquiries

If you have any queries please email Aaron Callaghan, Manager - Parks Planning and Engagement at parks@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

Evaluation Survey

The survey is designed so that when you answer the questions, further information may be asked for depending on what your answers are.


Thinking about Elliott Park and Balmain Cove, do you usually visit to exercise a dog or dogs?
You have answered yes. How supportive are you of Council making the trial off leash area permanent in Elliot Park and Balmain Cove?
You have answered that you visit for other reasons. How supportive are you of Council making the trial off leash area permanent in Elliot Park and Balmain Cove

Contact details

This information will be kept private. We use this information to make sure we have reached as wide a range of park users as possible. We will inform you when the matter is going to be considered by Council.

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