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Dog Control Policy and Bylaw 2021

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We’ve reviewed our Dog Control Policy and Bylaw 2016.

We held an online survey from 5 to 17 January 2021 asking you if our existing dog exercise areas were meeting your furry friend’s needs. We listened to your feedback and proposed some new dog exercise areas around the district. We asked for further feedback on our proposed policy and bylaw from 12 February to 12 March. The Council held hearings and deliberations on the feedback received on 30 March 2021, and adopted the final policy and bylaw on 28 April.

The off leash dog exercise areas by Ward are:

Paeroa Ward

  • Brenan Field, Paeroa excluding the skate park and the sports fields .
  • Leach Field, Paeroa from 1 October 2021.
  • Stop bank land in Paeroa, between Criterion Bridge and William Street, excluding the carpark.

Plains Ward

  • River Road, Ngatea, fenced off area (previously used as a Council stock pound) from 1 October 2021
  • Kerepehi Domain, fenced off area on the left hand side from the road from 1 October 2021.
  • Turua Domain, area within the domain from 1 October 2021.
  • Stop bank land in Ngatea between the 100/50 km/hr speed limit sign on River Road and the Waikato Regional Council pump station adjacent to Orchard West Road.
  • Stop bank land in Ngatea between the corner of Orchard West Road and Kaihere Road to Puhanga Island Bridge, Kaihere Road.
  • Public land between the northern boundary of the Waharau Reserve at Waharau and the southern boundary of the Wharekawa Recreation Reserve which is defined by the Waihopuhopu Bridge.

Waihi Ward

  • Whiritoa Beach, including the lagoon, but excluding the southern end of the beach
    • 20 December to 9 February the following year: 6:00pm to 9:00am the following day
      All public holiday weekends: 6:00pm to 9:00am the following day
      Note: Outside of these hours but within these dates, this area is prohibited to dogs
    • 10 February to 19 December: 3:00pm to 10:00am the following day
      Note: Outside of these hours but within these dates, dogs must be on a lead in this area.
  • Waihi South Reserve, Consols Street, Waihi.
  • Morgan Park behind the netball courts in Waihi, excluding the children’s playground and the sports fields.

You told us what you think | Kua kōrero mai koe ōu whakaaro, tēnā rawa atu koe

We considered your feedback at a meeting held in March.

The opportunity to provide written feedback period has now closed.

See further information, including maps, in the Dog Control Bylaw.