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Dog owners ignore rules at Barney Point park

Jude Jones is disappointed that residents take their dogs to the Barney Point Beach Park, even though it is a no-dogs allowed area.
Jude Jones is disappointed that residents take their dogs to the Barney Point Beach Park, even though it is a no-dogs allowed area. Andrew Morgan

JUDE Jones has a bone to pick with dog owners.

The Barney Point resident has been disappointed with the behaviour of people who take their pets to the newly renovated park at Barney Point Beach.

"It's a fabulous park but the issue is that along with the increase of people there, there is also an increase of dogs, even though it's a no-dog park," she said.

"It's disappointing to see the lack of respect."

The park, which does not allow dogs, underwent a $1.6 million upgrade which was completed in August.

"I suppose from the council there is a lack of deterrence and regulatory support for the community in terms of the park," Ms Jones said.

She uses the park for running and walking, and catching up with friends for a coffee or a barbecue.

"It's a marvellous asset to our community and people from all walks of life use it," she said.

"But there are certainly people who do abuse it."

Ms Jones said better signage would help inform people that it was a no dogs park.

Gladstone Regional Council Environmental portfolio spokesman Col Chapman said there was a $227 fine for walking a dog at a park where they were not allowed.

Two additional signs will be placed at the Sutton St cul-de-sac entry to the park and another at the corner of Young St and Prince Regent Esp.

Off-leash dog parks:

  • Webb Park, Palm Dr, Gladstone.
  • William Misken Park, 13 Morgan St, Gladstone.
  • Cashin Park, Oaks Rd, Tannum Sands.
  • Canoe Point, Canoe Point Rd, Tannum Sands.
  • Sandpiper Park, Parkside St, Tannum Sands
  • Chapman Park, 3 Targoola Rd, Calliope
  • SES Grounds, Captain Cook Dr, Seventeen Seventy
  • Agnes Water Beach north of the Sandcastles beach

Topics:  dog park, dogs, gladstone regional council, pets




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