Cr Law - Eumundi’s parks and dog off-leash areas
  • Thursday 08 April 2021

Eumundi’s parks and dog off-leash areas

We have some of the best parks on the Sunshine Coast right here in Eumundi and I’m sure many of us have experienced them on lots of occasions. That could be a relaxed picnic at one, exploring playgrounds with little ones, connecting with nature, improving your fitness or celebrating a special occasion – our local parks matter to many people for many reasons.

This is your last chance to have your say on Council’s new Draft Sunshine Coast Recreation Parks Plan. This draft plan provides the framework for the delivery and management of functional and affordable recreation parks over the next decade.

The plan will be a roadmap for parks and a planning tool that supports council’s commitment to preserving spaces and parks that enhance the natural character of the region’s environment.

One aspect of this plan is the possibility for dog off-leash areas and I’ve recently received many questions about one in Eumundi. The draft plan proposes the following provision rate for dog exercise areas; that they are three kilometres from most residences in urban areas, within a rural township in rural areas (averaging a 30 minutes walk, 20 minute cycle or 10 minute drive) and there should be one dog park for every 5000-10,000 people. The Eumundi population is just under 5000 but it’s still important to have your say so we can work towards a solution that’s beneficial for everyone. 

Consultation now closes 16 April. Visit council’s website and click on the “Have your say” tab for more information.