Off-leash dog areas in Te Aroha
Off-leash areas are where dogs can run free while still being under verbal control. We currently have two off-leash areas in Te Aroha (see map below); the boat ramp area (red) and the Spur Street Esplanade (pink).
We’re looking at turning part of the reserve on Spur Street (yellow A) into a fenced dog exercise area and expanding the current Spur Street Esplanade area (yellow B) to give dogs more space to have a good run around off-leash.
We’re also looking at removing the boat ramp reserve (red), turning it from an off-leash area to an on-lead area, as it's prone to flooding and has the Hauraki Rail Trail running through it.
This map shows the proposed changes - click the map to zoom in. In pink and red are the current off-leash areas, in red is the proposed area to be removed and in yellow are the proposed areas to be added.
Frequently Asked Questions
The proposal at this stage is for a fenced off-leash area (part of the reserve on Spur St) that Council will mow and for a community group to look after the expanded esplanade area. 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.
Council does not currently have an allocated budget for this project, costs for improved fencing and mowing would need to come out of our bulk Community Facilities Fund. We have allocated $200,000 within our Long Term Plan budget but not until July 2023. This is the funding Council plans to use when we look into additional features across all of our dog off-leash areas within the next couple of years.
Unfortunately no, it's quite a steep drop on that side of the river. So although dog owners will have a river view, the dogs won't have easy access for a paddle.
We have received a number of requests for additional dog off-leash areas in both Matamata and Te Aroha over recent years, we have not received similar requests for Morrinsville at this stage. Council looked at current and potential areas in Morrinsville during this review and at this stage didn’t see the need for an additional area in Morrinsville, however this is likely to be reviewed once the Lockerbie development is further along.
What people are saying about the proposed changes:
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