Published on 19 October 2020

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 19 May 2020, 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.
  • ‘Dog off-leash area’ means the whole or part of a reserve designated by signage and on Council’s website as being available for the unleashing of dogs at the time(s) signposted.

2. Dog off-leash areas within Glen Eira

The following reserves have designated dog off-leash areas:

  • 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)
  • Crown Allotment 2031 (Pawfield Park) (Caulfield East)
  •  Wattle Grove Reserve (McKinnon)
  • Mackie Road Reserve (Bentleigh East)
  • Rosanna Street Reserve (Carnegie)
  • Springthorpe Gardens (Murrumbeena)

3. Time limits in certain dog off-leash areas

A dog may only be exercised in accordance with Clause 2 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)
  3. Greenmeadows Gardens (St Kilda East)
  4. Springthorpe Gardens (Murrumbeena)
  5. Rosanna Street Reserve (Carnegie)
  6. Wattle Grove Reserve (McKinnon)

4. Dog owner’s obligations

The owner of any dog must:

  1. comply with Council’s Community Local Law 2019
  2. keep the dog under effective control by means of a chain, cord or leash, not exceeding 1.5 metres in length, while the dog is in any public area of the municipal
    district of Council, except in dog off-leash areas identified in this Order (and subject to any time limits set out in this Order)
  3. keep the dog under effective control when in a dog off-leash area by means of:
    1. carrying a chain, cord or leash not exceeding 1.5 metres in length, sufficient to bring the dog under effective control; or
    2. effective voice or hand control of the dog so as to be able to promptly place the dog on a chain, cord or leash if that becomes necessary whether to comply with
      the provisions of this Order or for any other reason.
  4. when exercising in a dog off-leash area designated by Council, bring the dog under control by means of chain, cord or leash if the dog roams, or is likely to roam, to
    within 20 metres of:
    1. the principal location of an organised sporting event (training or competition);
    2. a play equipment area (unless the 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 barbecue 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.

REBECCA MCKENZIE
Chief Executive Officer

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