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.”