Saturday, 11 October 2008

Dogs on! Sydney Northern Beaches

OUR ELECTION LOBBYING IS PAYING OFF:
COUNCIL MEETING TUESDAY, 14th October. Notice of Motion No 5/2008

Equitable Access to Community Space for Unleashed Dog Walking and to Beaches for Swimming, Submitted by: Cr Vincent De Luca OAM

That this Council resolves to:

  • Note that 42% of Warringah’s residents own a dog.
  • Note that currently there are no swimming areas available for dogs in the Warringah Council area.
  • That Council officers conduct public consultation with Barking Mad Australia and members of the community as to options for unleashed dog walking and access to beaches for dog swimming and furnish a report to Council within three months regarding results of public consultation and options available.
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Barking Mad is ready with a consultation plan and questions, the beach areas we want and the case-law to take away any doubt that Warringah Council has the legislative instrument & imperative to make this happen without the approval of 13 other State agencies.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

One way to get humans to swim between the flags is to allow dogs off the leash on the parts of the beach not set aside for patrolled swimming !
Best wishes for the correct outcome on Tuesday.
Members B.& D.S.

Anonymous said...

this is fantastic news! Finally someone with a back bone and insight to rectify the glaring disparity in access to public space that has confronted sydneys animal owning population. I hope you are being supported by the RSPCA as this kind of shift in local govt policy stands to see a massive improvement in the welfare of companion animals...directly in line with what the RSPCA strives for.

Anonymous said...

What is a Companion Animal? I've never heard that term being used.

How are they different to Assistance Dogs?

Eedra at Barking Mad said...

A companion animal, at least in NSW, is one registered under the companion animals act. Information on assistance dogs, in particular how NSW legislation is contrary to federal discrimination law, is in the members area of the web. Join as a member for these and other benefits.