New fenced off-leash dog area at Buff Point

A new off leash area for dogs will be constructed.A new off leash area for dogs will be constructed.

A Reserve new fenced offleash dog area will be constructed by Central Coast Council at Buff Point Oval.

The area will be 50mx50m at the southern end of the oval, which is an existing and popular off-leash location with many local dog owners. Council administrator, Mr Ian Reynolds, said the project was in response to the area’s demand. “We have received a number of requests from residents for a fenced off-leash dog area in Buff Point, which is already widely used by the surrounding community,” said Mr Reynolds. “After extensive community consultation, the feedback was overwhelmingly in favour of installing this new facility for the community,” Mr Reynolds said.

“The design will incorporate existing trees on the western side of the site to provide shade during the summer months and we’re investigating the installation of bench seating and a water connection nearby,” he said. Manager of Open Space and Recreation, Mr Brett Sherar, said the northern end of the oval would continue to be a zoned off-leash area with a range of uses. “The new fenced offleash dog area will help to effectively separate users at this popular location, which is also used for pre-season training, children’s activities and Landcare initiatives,” said Mr Sherar. “Many of the requests we received for a fenced area came from elderly members of our community, meaning they can now safely take their dog off-leash avoiding a trip to Tuggerah Oval. “The entire Buff Point Oval remains zoned as an off-leash area, with owners of larger dogs able to make use of the ample space available at the northern end,” Mr Sherar said.

Source: Media release, Aug 24 Central Coast Council media