Did you know the City of Canada Bay is home to over 15,000 pet dogs? We understand how important it is to have local off leash areas, especially as more and more Sydneysiders live in apartments or townhouses, with little or no access to grassy areas.
In 2019, we adopted our Dogs in Public Places Strategy which outlines our plan to provide places where dogs can play and exercise off leash while balancing the needs of other park users.
Pet dogs are not allowed in the following areas, and failure to keep dogs from these areas is an offence under the Companion Animals Act 1998
The City of Canada Bay is one of the few areas in Sydney where critically endangered Bar-tailed Godwits still survive. They are sensitive to disturbance and fearful of dogs. If you own a dog, you can help protect these birds from extinction.
“My dog is playful and will not harm the birds!”
The problem is not dogs killing birds, it is dogs chasing or disturbing birds when they need to forage. Migratory shorebirds need to feed sufficiently to rebuild their strength for the 11,000km flight back to the Arctic summer. If they don’t get enough food or rest, they are unlikely to survive their journey.
How can dog owners help protect the Godwits?
Click here to read more about protecting our Godwits and how you can be a responsible dog owner. Please note penalities may apply for not following notices regarding animals under Section 632, Local Government Act 1993.