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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
Dawn Palmer2021-09-07 20:30:09View submission
Raewyn Vale2021-09-07 20:12:16View submission
Peter Vossen2021-09-07 20:12:07View submission
Sarah Humphrey2021-09-07 20:10:57View submission
Babiche2021-09-07 20:08:27View submission
Denise Smith2021-09-07 19:50:47View submission
Caroline Thompson2021-09-07 19:46:26View submission
Hayley Kearns2021-09-07 19:40:28View submission
Alice 2021-09-07 19:34:23View submission
Jim Anderson2021-09-07 19:21:35View submission
Rosie Hutchings2021-09-07 19:19:32View submission
Jim Anderson2021-09-07 19:17:05View submission
Suzanne McGregor2021-09-07 19:16:55View submission
Diane Seymour2021-09-07 19:09:07View submission
Lorraine Vickers2021-09-07 19:05:12View submission