Yarrawonga Chronicle

Vic Park dog rules settled

- BY EMMA PRIOR

Although mentioned that a new bylaw had been introduced, council confirmed that residents had essentiall­y always not been allowed to walk their dog specifical­ly on Vic Park, but signs have now been erected to remind people of the rules.

The rules divide the precinct into three zones: 1. OFF-LEASH AREA – The Yarrawonga Showground­s is designated as an area where dogs can be walked off their leads. The Showground­s oval and the surroundin­g areas and tracks are open to walkers allowing their dogs to run free. 2. ON-LEASH AREA – All dogs within Victoria Park must be on a lead at all times, with walkers having their dog under control. 3. DOG NO GO ZONE – Dogs are banned from the playing fields and courts within Victoria Park. This is particular­ly relevant to Stan

Hargreaves Oval and the Junior Cricket Ovals and should eliminate players encounteri­ng dog poo while playing and training on the sporting fields.

Yarrawonga Mulwala Cricket Club President Peter Brear said more knowledge about what can and cannot be done on Vic Park is welcomed by YMCC.

“The rules are very much welcomed by YMCC as it is very disappoint­ing that too many thoughtles­s and selfish dog owners weren’t doing the right thing by the community,” Mr Brear said.

“There are now penalties that can be issued against these poor behaviours and it is great that the Council Ranger patrols regularly to keep an eye on proceeding­s.

“It is also a good opportunit­y to remind the keen golfers in the district that the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort is a major sponsor of “the Lakers” and we highly recommend popping over to their magnificen­t Driving Range to practice their swing.

“Cricket oval for cricket, golf club for golf. Simple.”

Yarrawonga Mulwala Cricket Club (YMCC) has long lobbied for clearer rules for dogs on playing fields with Moira Shire Council recently erecting signage in Victoria Park on the matter.

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Signage at Victoria Park that was erected by Moira Shire Council reminding residents not to let their dog on the playing fields and to clean up after them.

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