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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
Victoria Charters Leahy2021-10-06 14:34:19View submission
KA & MA SING2021-09-29 15:45:55View submission
Glenda Knight2021-09-29 13:02:45View submission
Chris Vossen2021-09-29 11:19:17View submission
Leonie2021-09-28 22:20:37View submission
Katelyn Roberts 2021-09-28 18:44:21View submission
Dianne Gleeson2021-09-28 10:07:52View submission
Lesley Cameron2021-09-23 17:35:46View submission
Neville Fursdon2021-09-21 10:09:06View submission
Jacqueline Ryan2021-09-19 20:54:28View submission
Moya Young2021-09-19 19:53:44View submission
Gayleen Ross2021-09-16 11:05:24View submission
Gordon Thoy2021-09-16 10:52:08View submission
Sue Callis 2021-09-16 09:34:18View submission
Joel Gray2021-09-15 06:51:43View submission