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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
Lynette Dobbe2021-10-07 16:04:04View submission
Rebecca Fox2021-10-07 15:59:21View submission
Georgina Lloyd2021-10-07 15:56:15View submission
Sylvia Bruysten2021-10-07 15:54:10View submission
Kathy Gardner2021-10-07 15:45:11View submission
Brian ellis2021-10-07 15:44:20View submission
Thomas Coats2021-10-07 15:42:11View submission
Terry Johansson 2021-10-07 13:09:42View submission
Campbell Catchpole2021-10-07 12:48:53View submission
Karen Catchpole 2021-10-07 12:37:28View submission
Jo Storey2021-10-07 12:22:28View submission
Jean Thompson 2021-10-07 10:59:05View submission
anita prasad2021-10-07 10:43:16View submission
miranda thomson2021-10-07 10:32:17View submission
Debbie Sankey2021-10-07 08:49:50View submission