The City of Cockburn is exploring the possibility of a new on-leash dog beach and has asked local residents for their feedback on four options.
Currently there are two off-leash dog exercise areas on Cockburn’s coast – at C.Y. O'Connor Beach and Jervoise Bay. However, some members of the community have called for an on-leash only area.
At the Council Meeting on 8 July 2021, Council approved four possible options to be released for public comment. These four options include:
- Establishing approximately 200m of Chelydra Point Beach (currently dog prohibited) and up to 400m of the southern end of the C.Y. O’Connor Beach dog exercise area as a dog on-leash only area
- Keeping Chelydra Point Beach as a dog prohibited area and establishing up to approximately 400m of the southern end of C.Y. O’Connor Beach dog exercise area as a dog on-leash only area
- Making an area within the Jervoise Bay Beach dog exercise area on-leash only during certain times of the day
- Keeping the current dog exercise areas unchanged.
The City has commissioned an independent research company, CATALYSE® Pty Ltd, to survey local residents for their opinions.
The survey’s results, alongside other factors, will inform a report that will be presented for Council’s consideration at the February 2022 Council Meeting.
Between 2016 and 2020, Woodman Point served as an on-leash dog beach. The area was made dog-prohibited in 2020.
Residents can complete the survey online
. Hard copies are available at City of Cockburn Administration (9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood). Feedback closes 5pm, Friday 5 November 2021.