In the interests of community safety, Rangers will actively patrol parks and reserves over the next two months, engaging with dog owners to ensure they understand their obligations under State and Local Laws.


Deputy Chair of Commissioners Gaye McMath said the incident in April is a timely reminder for people to make sure they are in control of their dogs.


“The City is taking an active stance to ensure owners are compliant with regulations to reduce the risk of anyone being bitten, or other dogs being attacked,” Deputy Commissioner McMath said.


“The initial phase of the operation will be educational, focussing on identifying breaches and discussing issues with owners.


“Any continued breaches will then be met with infringements being issued.


“Rangers are taking this action to make parks and reserves as safe as they can be for people, especially children.”


Rangers will be targeting dogs off leads outside designated areas, ensuring microchip information is up to date, and registrations are current.


Issued by: Michael Holland, Senior Media Advisor, 0409 378 926,