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Draft Dog Control Policy and Bylaw 2021

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We’ve reviewed our Dog Control Policy and Bylaw 2016 and are proposing some changes. Before we make any final decisions we want your feedback on our draft policy and bylaw.

About our draft policy and bylaw

We’re proposing some changes our dog exercise areas.

We held an online survey from 5 – 17 January 2021 asking you if our existing dog exercise areas were meeting your furry friends needs.  We’ve listened to your feedback and made some proposed changes. Now we want to know what you think.

Paeroa Ward

  • To remove Brenan Field, Paeroa as a dog exercise area.
  • To include Leach Field, Paeroa as a new dog exercise area.
  • To include a portion of Rotokohu Sport Ground, Paeroa as a new dog exercise area.
  • To include a fenced off portion of Centennial Park, Paeroa as a new dog exercise area.

Plains Ward

  • To include a portion of Hugh Hayward Domain, Ngatea as a new dog exercise area.
  • To include the fenced off area on River Road, Ngatea as a new dog exercise area.
  • To include a portion of Kerepehi Domain as a new dog exercise area.
  • To include a portion of Turua Domain as a new dog exercise area.

Waihi Ward

  • To include a portion of Bank Street Reserve, Waihi as a new dog exercise area.
  • To change the summer dates and times that dogs can be off leash at Whiritoa Beach. Off leash from 20 December to 9 February between the hours of 6pm and 9am.

You can read more about our proposal in the consultation documents below.

Read the documents | Pānui ngā tuhinga

Our Statement of Proposal, including the adoption report, outlines our proposals in more detail. You can also view the entire draft policy and bylaw.

How to tell us what you think | He aha ōu whakaaro, korero mai …

Important dates

Written feedback will be accepted from Friday, 12 February 2021 to 4pm Friday 12 March 2021.

Talk to us

  • You can call one of your local councillors to have a chat.
  • You can also contact us to book in to speak to the Council at a hearing on 30 March 2021.
  • We can also draft your feedback into a written statement. Call us on 07 862 8609 or 0800 734 834 (from within the district) and ask for a member of the Strategic Planning Team.