Another space to let dogs run free

PET PARADISE: The existing off-leash area on Kefford Street.
PET PARADISE: The existing off-leash area on Kefford Street.

DOG owners will soon have an extended off-leash area on Kefford Street to let their pooches run free.

And small dogs will have the new area to themselves.

Bathurst Regional Council is expected to declare a new designated off-leash area at the July monthly meeting on Wednesday.

A report by acting environment, planning and building services director Richard Denyer says council provides off-leash areas across the city “for the enjoyment of dog owners”.

“At the request of council, an additional off-leash area for small dogs only has been constructed at the corner of Stewart and Kefford streets, Bathurst (adjacent to the existing fenced-off off-leash area),” the report states.

“The land is zoned RE1 Public recreation and the use as an off-leash area is consistent with the objectives of the zone.

“… The area will provide a suitable space for owners of small dogs to exercise their animals and adds to the assets that council provides to the community.”