Proposed New Dog Off-Leash Areas

Tails will be wagging with excitement across the Region, with news of two new dog off-leash areas planned for Oakey and Kingsthorpe.

Endorsed at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 16 February, Environment and Community Portfolio Leader Cr Tim McMahon said this proposal was a great outcome for the Region.

“Council is continually refining and updating our designated dog off-leash areas to meet the needs of the community,” Cr McMahon said.

“The two new off-leash areas are planned for Cory Street Park in Oakey and a fenced-in area for Rosalie Walk in Kingsthorpe.

“It’s great to see more off-leash areas being made available in our regional areas, providing a safe space for dogs and owners alike to enjoy the great outdoors.

“Community consultation results showed that in both locations the community was supportive of these proposals, with specific requests received for the Rosalie Walk off-leash area to be fenced.

“Endorsing this proposal is a positive outcome, as Council continues to work to align current off-leash facilities with the community’s expectations.

“While these have both been approved, the areas won’t be available for use until work in these areas are completed and signs are installed to indicate the dog off-leash areas.

“Council has also endorsed a minor change to the restricted area boundary for the Toowoomba Waterbird Habitat.

“The change will rectify the issue of the previous restricted area boundary which did not align with the current fenced area.”

These proposals are aligned with the coordinated approach for the provision of dog off-leash areas and restricted areas which is outlined in the Dog Off-Leash and Restricted Areas – Future Planning in the Toowoomba Region report.

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