Published on 09 July 2019

Order pursuant to Section 26(2) of the Domestic Animals Act 1994

Notice is given that Glen Eira City Council, at its Ordinary Meeting held on 2 July 2019, resolved to make the following Order under Section 26(2) of the Domestic Animals Act 1994

  1. Definitions

    In this Order:
    ‘Owner’ has the same meaning as in the Domestic Animals Act 1994;
    ‘Leash Free Area’ means the following reserves or part of the following reserves designated by signs as being available for the unleashing of dogs at the time(s) signposted:
    • Allnutt Park (McKinnon)
    • Bailey Reserve (Bentleigh East)
    • Bentleigh/Hodgson Reserve (Bentleigh)
    • Boyd Park (Murrumbeena)
    • Caulfield Park (Caulfield North)
    • Centenary Park (Bentleigh East)
    • Joyce Park (Ormond)
    • Duncan MacKinnon Reserve (Murrumbeena)
    • East Caulfield Reserve (Caulfield East)
    • EE Gunn Reserve (Ormond)
    • Glen Huntly Park (Caulfield East)
    • Greenmeadows Gardens (St Kilda East)
    • Harleston Park (Elsternwick)
    • Hopetoun Gardens (Elsternwick)
    • Halley Park (Bentleigh)
    • King George VI Memorial Reserve (Bentleigh East)
    • Lord Reserve (Carnegie)
    • McKinnon Reserve (McKinnon)
    • Marlborough Street Reserve (Bentleigh East)
    • Moorleigh Community Village Reserve (Bentleigh East
    • Murrumbeena Park (Murrumbeena)
    • Packer Park (Carnegie)
    • Princes Park (Caulfield South)
    • Victory Park (Bentleigh)
    • Caulfield Wedge (Caulfield East)

  2. Dogs must be under effective control

    The Owner of any dog must keep the dog in effective control by means of a chain, cord or leash, not exceeding 1.5 metres in length, attached to the dog and either:
    1. held by the Owner who must be capable of restraining the dog; or
    2. fixed securely to a post or other fixture
      while the dog is in any public area of the municipal district of Council, except where Clause 3 of this Order applies.

  3. Owner’s obligations
    A dog may be exercised off a chain, cord or leash in a Leash Free Area designated by the Council, if the Owner:
    1. carries a chain, cord or leash not exceeding 1.5 metres in length, sufficient to bring the dog under effective control;
    2. remains in effective voice or hand control of the dog so as to be able to promptly bring the dog under effective control by placing the dog on a chain, cord or leash not exceeding 1.5 metres in length if that becomes necessary whether to comply with the provisions of this order or for any other reason; and
    3. if a dog is off a chain, cord or leash in a Leash Free Area designated by Council, the dog must be brought under the effective control of the Owner by means of chain, cord or leash not exceeding 1.5 metres in length if the dog roams, or is likely to roam, to within 20 metres of:
      1. the principal location of an organised sporting event;
      2. a children’s play equipment area (unless the children’s play equipment area is fenced off such that access to that area by the dog is prevented);
      3. the entrance of a school during school hours and 15 minutes prior to and after school hours;
      4. the principal location of an organised public meeting;
      5. a permanent barbecue or picnic area (unless the permanent barbeque or picnic area is fenced off such that access to that area by the dog is prevented); or
      6. if the dog does or is likely to worry, threaten, rush or attack any person or other animal.

  4. Areas to which Clause 3 does not apply
    Clause 3 does not apply to the following areas:
    1. the shared pathway which surrounds Caulfield Park, Caulfield North;
    2. the car park and shared pathway at the northern end of EE Gunn Reserve Ormond; and
    3. Oval 1 and the shared pathway between Oval 1 and Oval 4 at Princes Park, Caulfield South.

  5. Time limits in certain Leash Free Areas
    A dog may only be exercised in accordance with Clause 3 between the hours of 6am and 9am at the following reserves, or at parts of the following reserves as signposted:
    1. Harleston Park (Elsternwick);
    2. Hopetoun Gardens (Elsternwick); and
    3. Greenmeadows Gardens (St Kilda East).

REBECCA MCKENZIE
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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