Dog Control Bylaw and Policy Consultation

The Council is consulting on the Dog Control Bylaw and Policy. We're all ears - so have your say.

Central Business Districts (CBD’s) are high foot traffic areas. Dogs are currently prohibited in the CBD areas ofHawera, Eltham and Opunake. What should Council do?

  • Option 1 – keep the status quo – dogs are prohibited in Hawera, Eltham and Opunake CBDs
  • Option 2 – Dogs are allowed on leads in the CBDs of Hawera, Eltham and Opunake
  • Option 3 – Dogs are prohibited from 7am until 5pm daily, and allowed (on leads) from 5pm until 7am thefollowing day.

The Denby Road pathway loop is now complete. This pathway is used by people exercising, families and dog walkers. It is a high use area for recreational purposes and Council wants to know what you think about dog control in this area:

Submissions are open until Monday 15 July. TheStatement of Proposal (amended bylaw and policy),summary of information and submission form can be found below. You can also look at all documents at your local LibraryPlus or Hawera Administration Building.

Click here to download the Statement of Proposal

Click here to download the Summary of Information (and Submission Form)

Click here to submit online.