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Public Notice - Dog Exercise Areas Review

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River hereby gives Local Public Notice under section 1.7 of the Local Government Act 1995 of its intention to specify places: where dogs are prohibited; dog exercise areas; and rural leashing - as defined in section 31 of the Dog Act 1976.

 

Proposes to specify the following places to be new Dog Exercise Areas under s31(3A) of the Dog Act 1976:

a) Bottlebrush Drive, Brookfield – Reserve number: R48184, (grassed area only).
b) Crellin Place, Rapids Landing – Reserve number: R50413, (excluding playground).
c) Farmhouse Place, Riverslea – Reserve number: R4539, (excluding playground).
d) Portion of Symphony Waters, Cowaramup – Reserve number: R45185.
 

Proposes to specify that the following existing Dog Exercise areas be retained without amendment:

a) Augusta Recreation Oval, Augusta – Reserve number R20761*.
b) Civic Park, Augusta – Reserve number R20761.
c) Georgette Drive, Margaret River - Reserve number R35475.
d) Cowaramup Recreation Ground, Cowaramup – Reserve number R19416*.
e) Currawong Street Reserve, Parkwater – Reserve number R49308 (excluding the playground area). 
f) Davies Street Reserve, East Augusta – Reserve number R39434.
g) Gnarabup Back Beach - The North cliff face to the South point adjacent to Marmaduke Drive - approximately 300 metres of DEA.
h) Gnarabup Recreation Ground – Reserve number R46732.
i) Gracetown Beach - Cowaramup Brook south to the rocks adjacent to Percy Street.
j) Gracetown Recreation Hall Reserve – Reserve number R37456.
k) Hillier Drive, Margaret River - Reserve number R35489. 
l) Mammoth Street Reserve, Witchcliffe – Reserve number R35113.
m) Pioneer Road Reserve, Parkwater – Reserve number R49001
n) Riflebutts Reserve, Prevelly – Reserve number R41545.
o) Rosa Brook Recreation Reserve – Reserve number R19568.
p) York Street Reserve, Augusta – Reserve number R39156.
 

Proposes to specify the following existing Dog Exercise Areas be retained with the amendments specified for each:

a) Albany Terrace Beach, Augusta – Commencing at R37957 (northern point of reserve, 120 metres south of boat ramp) to beach access track, adjacent to Bussell Street.  At this point the footpath ends on the eastern side of Albany Terrace. 
b) Brookfield Reserve, Brookfield - Reserve number R49002 – amendment with area to be enclosed with a fence.  
c) Nippers Recreation Oval, Margaret River – Gloucester Park Precinct*.
d) Prevelly Beach - Georgette Street beach access footpath to the cliff faces adjacent to Surfers Point Road. 

Proposes to specify the following place to be a Dog Prohibited Area at all times:

a) Flinders Bay, Augusta, commencing from northern beach access track from Flinders Bay Caravan Park, north to beach access track on Albany terrace, adjacent to Bussell Street.
 

Proposes to specify that following Dog Prohibited Areas be retained with amendment:

a) Prevelly – White Elephant Café to Georgette Street beach access footpath. Amendment to increase area from Prevelly townsite boundary to Georgette Street beach access footpath. This amendment will provide improved delineation for enforcement measures to be carried out and clearer understanding from the community due to increased signage points. 
b) Seasonal 1 November – 1 March, Dogs Prohibited from Back Beach southern boundary to Gas Bay, Gnarabup.  Amendment to increase Dog Prohibited area period to prohibited at all times. 
c) All playgrounds.
 

Proposes to specify that following Dog Prohibited Areas be retained without amendment:

a) All sporting ovals and playing surfaces in Gloucester Park Precinct, Margaret River, except for Nippers oval.
b) Flinders Bay Boat Ramp, Augusta.
c) Gracetown Beach from Cowaramup Brook to Gracetown Boat Ramp.
d) Surfers Point Beach and River Mouth beach reserve, Prevelly. 
 

Proposes to specify the  following places to be ‘Rural Leashing’ area under the Dog Act 1976. 

a) All road reserves within the district of the Shire of Augusta Margaret River excluding any area specified as a Dog Exercise Area or Dog Prohibited Area.
b) All recreation reserves under the care, control or management of the Shire of Augusta Margaret River excluding any area specified as a Dog Exercise Area or Dog Prohibited Area. 
  

Maps

Maps showing all the specified dog exercise areas and places where dogs are prohibited are available for viewing on the 'Lets Talk About Dogs' Yoursay page.

*(dogs are only allowed off-lead in a DEA if the reserve is not being used for an authorised activity).
06 Oct 2022 Topic Type
Public Notice
Place
Augusta, Cowaramup, Gracetown, Margaret River, Prevelly and Gnarabup, Witchcliffe
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