Given that Newcastle is home to 45,000 doggos, it seems only fitting that conversation is ramping up about a potential new location for our four-legged friends to frolic freely,.
That’s why the City Of Newcastle is asking you for your say on where the City’s next dedicated fenced off-leash dog area should be.
After recent community feedback to council’s Dogs in Open Space plan identified a high demand for off-leash areas in Lambton, areas in Lambton Park and Armstrong Park have been flagged as frontrunners.
“We know that Novocastrians are passionate about their dogs and having dedicated spaces for their canine companions to exercise and socialise safely with other dogs is important to them,” Deputy Mayor Declan Clausen said.
“A Council survey found 60% of people want more fenced, off-leash dog areas in Newcastle and provided valuable insights on desired features such as shade, seating, signage and designated areas for small and large dogs.
“This is reflected in the overwhelming success and popularity of the City’s first fenced, off-leash dog park at Acacia Avenue, North Lambton, which opened last October and is enjoyed by countless two and four-legged friends on any given day.”
If the consultation determines a suitable site, a detailed park design will become available for community feedback.
Council is also exploring opportunities to improve dog infrastructure in Islington, Adamstown and Maryland.
Head here to have your say until 5pm on Thursday 6 August