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Off-leash dog areas in Matamata

Map of off leash areas

Consultation closed on 10 October 2021.
Council considered all feedback at a Hearing on 3 November.

Read about the decision here

Off-leash areas are where dogs can run free while still being under verbal control. We currently have four off-leash areas in Matamata located at Furness Reserve, Founders Park, Centennial Drive and Tom Grant Drive. 

We're looking at turning a portion of Peria Road Reserve (excluding the memorial plantings and pathway) into a fenced dog exercise area, to provide another place for dogs to have a good run around off-leash.

These maps show the proposed changes - click the maps to zoom in. The yellow area is the proposed area to be added, and the pink areas are the current off-leash areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does this include? Will there be water fountains, bench seats, doggy bags, etc?

There are no specific plans at the moment for water fountains, bench seats, doggy bags etc but Council plans to look into additional features across all of our dog off-leash areas within the next couple of years.

What people are saying about the proposed changes:

Submitter NameDate
Sandra Ainsworth2021-09-08 11:11:06View submission
Andrea Ritmeester2021-09-08 10:35:53View submission
David Robert Irwin2021-09-08 10:19:48View submission
Andrew. kershaw2021-09-08 09:51:04View submission
Anna Riddle2021-09-08 09:38:55View submission
Dean 2021-09-08 09:00:08View submission
Dean 2021-09-08 09:00:07View submission
Alisha2021-09-08 08:57:30View submission
Nathan Gann2021-09-08 08:56:51View submission
Selwyn Love2021-09-08 08:56:04View submission
Graham Pate2021-09-08 08:45:16View submission
Grant Coulson2021-09-08 08:09:38View submission
Grant Coulson2021-09-08 08:09:34View submission
John Harris2021-09-08 07:31:05View submission
Mark Enevoldsen2021-09-08 07:06:25View submission