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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
Mike Farrell2021-10-07 08:48:19View submission
Riss Bay2021-10-07 08:08:00View submission
Graeme Guilford2021-10-07 07:25:57View submission
Krishnasami Nararanasami 2021-10-06 21:55:35View submission
Sheryl Ertel2021-10-06 21:48:07View submission
Chris Anderson2021-10-06 19:13:58View submission
David Hulme2021-10-06 18:35:30View submission
Taryn Arnold2021-10-06 17:09:14View submission
Lea Puklowski2021-10-06 16:42:42View submission
Megan Austin 2021-10-06 15:33:38View submission
Troy smith 2021-10-06 15:20:34View submission
Diana2021-10-06 15:15:27View submission
Amy 2021-10-06 15:14:06View submission
Hailey 2021-10-06 15:06:16View submission
Amy 2021-10-06 15:04:37View submission