Throughout 2021 we consulted with the community on creating a number of new dog off-leash areas in the municipality. As a result, Council resolved in June 2022 to support a municipal order to create seven new dog off-leash areas within the City of Melbourne.
A proposal for a new off leash area in Carlton was not endorsed, with further consultation with the broader Carlton community on potential timed dog off-leash areas requested.
Two parks locations have been identified that would be appropriate to become timed dog off-leash areas. They are:
- Lincoln Square (northern section)
- Canning and Neill Street Reserve.
A timed dog off-leash area means that dogs may be off-leash from:
- 1 November to 31 March during the hours of 6pm to 8am
- 1 April to 31 October during the hours of 5pm to 9am.
These times are in keeping with other timed off leash areas within the City of Melbourne.
The results of this community consultation will shape recommendations on options for a timed dog off-leash area in Carlton.
Have your say
Learn more about each location using the map below, and have your say in the online survey.
Consultation closes 27 February.
Timeline item 1 - active
18 January to 27 February 2023
Timeline item 2 - incomplete
March to April 2023
Timeline item 3 - incomplete
Report to Future Melbourne Committee (FMC)