#Local Government
Hobsons Bay Council & Parks Victoria

The Altona Dog Beach was has been a haven for dog walkers and Families alike for as long as I have been a resident, 6 years.

It has been a beautiful, peaceful spot where you could have enjoyed the sheer joy of the space, views of the City in the distance and the fabulous bird-life.

This Summer (2011-2012) the kite borders have moved in, some of them giving private lessons on a public beach. They have already overrun the Geelong Side of Altona Beach, and no room left there, they have moved to The Altona Dog Beach.

All of them are in breach of current legislative laws governing proximity to beach, speeds travelled and launching.

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We the undersigned request that Hobsons Bay Council and Parks Victoria restrict access of The Altona Dog Beach and water to Kite Borders.

The Altona Beach on the Geelong side of the pier is already a popular destination for Kite Borders, and we believe that The Dog Beach should be protected from becoming inundated with water craft.

Kite Borders are currently interfering with the bird-life by frightening them away from the area. They are restricting access to the beach for some dog walkers because dogs are either afraid of them or want to chase them. They travel dangerously close to the shoreline at high speeds and are in that case a public liability threat.

They have the potential to completely change the dynamics of the designated Dog Beach and if left unchecked will potentially overrun the beach as they have already done on the Altona Foreshore.


The Save The Altona Dog Beach petition to Hobsons Bay Council & Parks Victoria was written by Tracey and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition.