We are listening and acting!

In early July and August 2021, we asked if you support the proposed changes to three current Council Orders:

  • The night time cat curfew
  • Restricting dogs on beaches
  • Restricting dogs in the city centre

We received an overwhelming response, with 283 contributions. The engagement report will go before Council in November 2021 for approval. This followed on from extensive consultation in May 2021, where we asked our community about the management of cats and dogs in the municipality and received over 760 responses.

Dog Beach

Seventy four percent (74%) of survey recipients told us they wanted a dog off leash area located at a beach within Frankston City. We now want you to vote on your preferred location and if it should be a 24 hour dog beach or only during the hours of 7.30pm-9.30am.

Below are the options for you to vote on, along with the pros and cons of each location to assist your decision-making. Once the dog off leash beach area is decided, the approved beach will be clearly signed and marked so that the public are aware of any restrictions or allowances.

Location Options

Positive attributes of location

  • Ample parking – Oliver’s Hill, Carpark 2 and North and South Water Front car parks
  • Close proximity to City Centre and community services
  • Natural cleansing through tides
  • Minimal environmental significance
  • Clear start and finish areas

Negatives attributes of location

  • Illegal parking in boat trailer areas
  • Very busy location and popular with families
  • Close proximity to food outlets, people eating on the beach
  • Usable area is reduced during Tidal Changes

Positive attributes of location

  • Central location
  • Access to cafés and shops

Negatives attributes of location

  • Limited and busy parking areas
  • Access points are narrow to the beach from the car park
  • Hard to identify clear start and finish to dog beach due to existing infrastructure
  • Very popular location and often very busy
  • Located near life saving club

Positive attributes of location

  • Sufficient parking
  • Fenced walkway access to the beach from the car park
  • Spillway delineates southern end of proposed area
  • Approx. 3 acres of sand/beach area for dogs to roam and links to the southern end of the Kingston Free roam area
  • Less populated
  • Located at the Northern end of the Municipality beaches

Negatives attributes of location

  • Will require clear delineations of the boarder between Frankston City Council & City of Kingston
  • Will require consistency in access hours to be aligned with City of Kingston who has a Leash Free area directly adjacent to Keast Park
  • Horses are permitted to access this area at certain times

Positive attributes of location

  • Central location
  • Access to cafés and shops
  • Multiple access points

Negatives attributes of location

  • Limited and busy parking areas
  • Access points are narrow to the beach
  • Hard to identify clear start and finish to dog beach due to existing infrastructure
  • Very popular location and often very busy
  • Located near life saving club

Positive attributes of location

  • Less populated area
  • Large beach / sand area
  • Central location

Negatives attributes of location

  • Harder to get to – only 1 way in and out, very narrow access
  • Insufficient parking – across Nepean Highway, resulting in parking going up Armstrongs Rd during the summer months
  • Significant quantity of signage required to delineate the leash free areas
  • Significant environmentally significant areas

Vote now!