Submissions on new dog bylaw
Dog lovers and those not so fond of canine companions will be able to have their say on Auckland city’s new dog policy and dog control bylaw.
The Auckland City Council voted for the new policy and bylaw to come into effect on June 1, after the documents went through a submissions period and a hearings panel.
In October there will be public consultation on amendments to the new policy and bylaw, which include the size of off-leash areas at Heron Park and Meola Reserve.
People can also give feedback on whether there should be an off-leash exercise area at Monte Cecilia Park and specific beaches where dogs are allowed all year round.
At the April 23 council meeting, hearings panel chairman Peseta Sam LotuIiga said the issue of dogs was a controversial one and the policy and bylaw received 266 submissions.