Project updates

Although dogs are prohibited at Mackenzies Bay, for years it has been a popular location for locals to bring their off-leash dogs. As such, Council wanted to understand the community's perspective regarding a timed off-leash dog area at Mackenzies Bay and how this could work.

Aspects for consideration included:

We wanted to know whether you would support a trial of timed off-leash dogs at Mackenzies Bay and if you have any particular ideas or concerns.

Your feedback was reported to Council to determine whether a timed off-leash dog trial should proceed at Mackenzies Bay.

Note that the trial would only apply to companion animals as assistance animals are allowed in all public spaces.

How we engaged the community:

  • Online survey
  • Written submissions via email and mail
How often do you visit Mackenzies Bay Required
What time period would you prefer to trial dogs off-leash? (select all that apply) Required
Why do you visit Mackenzies Bay? Required
Generally, what time do you walk your dog(s)? Required
Do you support trialling a timed dogs off-leash trial at Mackenzies Bay? Required
Do you own or regularly walk a dog? Required

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.