Community Consultation Phase for the Northern Bellarine Dog Orders

Bellarine Bayside would like to thank the community for the very high standard of submissions received in response to the exhibition of the draft dog orders for the northern Bellarine.
While the consultation process run by the City of Greater Geelong covered a range of broad issues relating to the management of dogs across the municipality, over 120 community submissions were received specific to the Northern Bellarine draft dog orders, including one large submission from the Woofers and Walkers Community Group with 866 signatures.
The consultation phase has provided us with a wealth of information from community members that is now being analysed. Using the information contained within the submissions, we expect to make amendments to the draft dog orders ensuring fair and equitable access to the coastal foreshore environment for all users, and to provide flexibility when taking into account local lifestyle preferences and the semi-rural character of the reserves.