#Civil Rights
Warringah Council

Out of the nine beaches over which Warringah Council has juridiction, dogs and their owners are not allowed on any of these at any time of the day or the year. The only dog swimming area they provide is at North Curl Curl Lagoon and it is heavily polluted.

Given that around 40% of Warringah house-holds own a dog this means that the Council is failing in its duty to represent its constituents. The issues they site are health and environmental. If a section of a well chosen beach were adequately set up with bins and bags and patrolled regularly by a Ranger this would be no more of an issue than the rubbish left by humans on our beaches.

Dogs do not pollute water simply by swimming in it. A compromise solution needs to be found.

We, the undersigned, call on Warringah Council, NSW to allocate a stretch of beach (approx. 50 metres in width) for dogs with their owners.

This could be achieved by allocating a quiet part of a beach that is not often used or by allocating a stretch of beach before and after beach-going hours ie. before 9am and after 5pm with 24 hour access during winter.

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The Allow dog access to a section of beach in Warringah Council petition to Warringah Council was written by Jane Hazell and is in the category Civil Rights at GoPetition.