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Two Rallies against Clarence dog management policy review

Updated: Apr 21, 2021

Photo: Anzac Park, Lindisfarne, matters to local dog owners.

Clarence will not be a brighter place for dogs if the Clarence City Council's new draft dog management policy is adopted.

Two rallies were held on Saturday 10 April 2021


Dog walkers walked from Anzac Park to Simmons Park for the rally attended by about 200 people.

Thank you to all the organisers and dog owners who attended and endured the heavy downfall of rain.

Speakers at the Lindisfarne rally were:

  • James Shugg, MC

  • Jenny Burman, Stewart Rowland and Terry Polglase, of Lindisfarne Anzac Park Dog Community

  • Tanzi Lewis, President Hobart Dog Walking Association Inc

Maps were displayed showing all the areas at risk. The survey was shown on ipads and paper copies were available.

Bellerive Beach

Bellerive Beach needs no more changes to its dog rules -- and definitely not banning from the entirety of the beach. Dog owners already respect summer time restrictions and there's a dog exclusion zone from First Bluff to Beach Street Access.

Speakers at the Bellerive rally were:

  • Sheenagh Neill, MC and Bellerive resident

  • Dr Andrew Dudgeon, veterinarian and founding partner of Tasmanian Veterinary Hospitals and partner in the Bellerive practice for 37 years

  • Tanzi Lewis, president Hobart Dog Walking Association Inc and an organiser of the 2007 Paws for Bellerive Beach Rally

  • Dr Peter McIntosh, President Kingborough Dog Walking Association Inc

Dog walkers walked up the beach to demarcation line at Beach Street Access to see how much area has been lost for dog exercise since 2015.

Deadline for Clarence Have your say is has been extended until Monday 4 May 2021

Clarence City Council Aldermen who attended either rally were:

  • Alderman Brendan Blomeley

  • Aldermen Luke Edmonds (attended Lindisfarne rally, apology for Bellerive Beach rally due to work commitments)

  • Alderman Richard James (attended both rallies)

  • Alderman Wendy Kennedy

  • Aldermen James Walker

What next:

  • Have your say to Clarence City Council Dog Policy Review by Monday 12 April 2021

  • Consider communicating your concerns with Aldermen

  • Council officers will analyse the information and prepare report to Council

  • Observe the Council meeting when the Policy goes to Council

Round two

  • The Dog Policy and Schedule for Declared Areas 2021 -2028 goes back out for a second round of public consultation

  • Nobody knows what will be in the next Dog Policy and Schedule for Declared Areas 2021 -2028 that goes out for public comment

  • Have your say about Round Two. Even if it looks wonderful, still provide feedback as anti-dog people will also have their say.

  • After the consultation closes, it goes back to the Council to prepare another report.

Rally flyer below, please circulate

Rallies Clarence Dog Management Policy
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