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Community Dog Advisory Committee Nominations

Nominations are open.

The nomination period runs from Monday 06 June 2022 to Monday 18 July 2022.


Helen Haigh
Coordinator Parks and Urban Spaces
Ph: (02) 9911 3544


At the Ordinary Council meeting on Monday, 18 October 2021, Council resolved to establish a Community Dog Advisory Committee.

On Tuesday, 29 March 2022, Council hosted a Community Workshop to give members of the community an opportunity to determine how the Advisory Committee will operate which would then inform the role, functions and objectives of the Committee for the development of the Charter.

At the Ordinary Council meeting on Thursday, 19 May 2022, Council adopted the Charter and resolved to call for expressions of interest for community representatives on the Community Dog Advisory Committee.

The objective of the Community Dog Advisory Committee is to act as a central point of communication between Council and community stakeholder representatives, as users of open space for dogs in the Lane Cove LGA, and to provide advice on the provision of:

  • Reviewing and suggesting any changes to the Dog Strategy 2021 and any future reviews of the Dog Strategy;
  • Assisting Council with the implementation and planning of any recommendations arising in the Dog Strategy;
  • Assisting Council with the implementation and planning of any dog related events proposed by the Dog Strategy, noting that "dog related events" can include, but are not limited to, any activity in which the community can be involved which allows dogs to be a part of it. Examples of this may include community dog training; dog shows; dog events like Paws in the Park or Street Paws festivals;
  • Proactively engaging with stakeholders to attend Committee meetings for expert advice; and
  • Strive to achieve best practice for the Lane Cove community.

The membership of the Community Dog Advisory Committee consists of:-

  • Five (5) community representatives, being:-
    • i. Three (3) dog owners from within the Lane Cove LGA local government area, including one from each Council ward;
    • ii. One (1) local dog owner from the local dog services industry (i.e. dog walking, dog training); and
    • iii. One (1) local dog owner from the veterinary profession.
  • One (1) representative from a sporting club from the LCC area who is a dog owner; 
  • One (1) member from the Bushland Management Advisory Committee (appointed by the Bushland Management Advisory Committee);
  • One (1) member from the Sporting Club Advisory Committee (appointed by the Sporting Club Advisory Committee); and
  • One (1) non-dog owner.

Preparing to Nominate for an Advisory Committee

We recommend that those interested in nominating for the Community Dog Advisory Committee, please read the below before submitting your nomination: 

Completing your Nomination

There are a number of ways you can submit an Advisory Committee Nomination:

Nominations close Monday 18 July 2022

Appointments will be made by Council in August 2022 and all nominees will be duly notified of the outcome of their nomination after the August Council meeting.