Off-leash dog parks

Port Macquarie Hastings Council provides 11 unleashed and 6 leashed dog areas across the municipality. In 2018/19 we are looking to integrate unleashed dog areas into 2 new locations: Stuart Park, Port Macquarie and Blackbutt Park, Wauchope.

We have recently constructed a similar area at Henry Kendall Reserve in Laurieton and are working on designs for one at the new sports grounds on Stoney Creek Road in Wauchope.

Key objectives for each park include:

  • An enclosed fenced area
  • Picnic area and seating
  • Diversity of dog agility equipment
  • Hygienic dual water fountain for humans and dogs
  • Footpaths
  • Shaded areas
  • Waste bins
  • Signage including rules and information for the use of the park.

Port Macquarie Hastings Council is asking the community to provide feedback on the proposed locations and kinds of elements you would like to see in the park before Friday 17 August 2018.


Stuart Park, Port Macquarie

26 Woods Street, Port Macquarie

Blackbutt Park, Wauchope

Blackbutt Drive, Wauchope

To share your views about the new dog spaces, use the Submission tab below or send an email or post your response to:

Email: council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Post: The General Manager
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
PO Box 84
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Further details may be obtained by contacting Rebecca Doblo on (02) 6581 8111 or by email at rebecca.doblo@pmhc.nsw.gov.au.

Port Macquarie Hastings Council provides 11 unleashed and 6 leashed dog areas across the municipality. In 2018/19 we are looking to integrate unleashed dog areas into 2 new locations: Stuart Park, Port Macquarie and Blackbutt Park, Wauchope.

We have recently constructed a similar area at Henry Kendall Reserve in Laurieton and are working on designs for one at the new sports grounds on Stoney Creek Road in Wauchope.

Key objectives for each park include:

  • An enclosed fenced area
  • Picnic area and seating
  • Diversity of dog agility equipment
  • Hygienic dual water fountain for humans and dogs
  • Footpaths
  • Shaded areas
  • Waste bins
  • Signage including rules and information for the use of the park.

Port Macquarie Hastings Council is asking the community to provide feedback on the proposed locations and kinds of elements you would like to see in the park before Friday 17 August 2018.


Stuart Park, Port Macquarie

26 Woods Street, Port Macquarie

Blackbutt Park, Wauchope

Blackbutt Drive, Wauchope

To share your views about the new dog spaces, use the Submission tab below or send an email or post your response to:

Email: council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Post: The General Manager
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
PO Box 84
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Further details may be obtained by contacting Rebecca Doblo on (02) 6581 8111 or by email at rebecca.doblo@pmhc.nsw.gov.au.

Off-leash dog parks submission

Writing a submission is one way of sharing your views and opinions with Council. All submissions are considered before making a decision and your submission will be included in a report to Council. Submissions close 17 August 2018.

Note: Submissions and petitions are public information and may be made public. If you wish to have information in your submission suppressed, you will need to request this in writing. 

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