Council is keen to hear about your experiences
and preferences when it comes to dogs in Lane Cove so that we can develop a
You are invited to participate in an online
survey which will help guide the drafting of this strategy. The survey takes
about 10 minutes to complete and is open to dog owners, non-dog owners and
The results of the survey will help Council to prepare the Dog-Friendly
Lane Cove Strategy to help address
of the community.
A Council report, commissioned in 2007, has guided Council to date on
the provisions for off-leash areas within the Council area and recommendations
made in that report have been implemented. Since then however, Lane Cove’s
population has increased and there has been a consequent increase in the demand
for open space by all users of our parks and reserves. There have also been
recent conflicts on shared sportsfields with off-leash areas.
The Lane Cove Council area currently has more than 6,600 registered
dogs. There are currently 19 off-leash dog areas in Lane Cove, totaling
approximately 104,685 sqm. This includes two fully fenced purpose designed dog
parks, six sports fields used as off-leash dog areas (when they are not booked
for sports) and 11 smaller parks with off-leash areas. This equates to
approximately 2,078 people per off-leash facility. By comparison, City of Ryde
Council has 9,804 people per facility and Willoughby City Council has 6,180
people per off-leash facility.
Download the names and locations of the off-leash areas.
In 2020 Council resolved to prepare a Dog-Friendly Lane Cove Strategy.
The aim is to provide a strategic approach to the future provision of
Dog-Friendly spaces within the Lane Cove Council area. The Strategy will also
provide an opportunity to better inform residents of future planning for
facilities, special events, latest information about dog registration and
procedures for reporting dangerous dogs.
Have Your Say
Please complete the online survey
which takes around 10 minutes to complete. Through this process it is important that Council
hears from all users of open space in the Lane Cove Council area, including dog
owners and non-dog owners.
The survey runs from Thursday 25 February to Sunday 28 March 2021 after
which time the results will be collated and used to inform the development of
Your responses are anonymous – if you would like to be kept informed of
the development of the Draft Strategy please complete the final step of the
survey which takes you to a new page to enter your email.
Council will also be dropping in three
different off-leash dog areas during March. Across the two hours in each
location staff will help to raise awareness of the survey and provide the
opportunity to make suggestions on what could be included in the Strategy. This
page will be updated with the exact times during the first week of March.
Tuesday 16 March: Blackman Park Dog Park (Lloyd Rees Drive, Lane
Wednesday 17 March: Kingsford Smith Oval (Kenneth Street, Longueville)
Saturday 20 March: Pottery Green Oval (Little
Street, Lane Cove)