Provision of dedicated spaces for dogs forms an integral part how Council manages domestic animal ownership across the community so we are developing a plan to guide the future form and function of our off leash dog parks across the city.

Canterbury-Bankstown has a rapidly growing population and with that pet ownership is likely to increase. We want to make sure that our Off Leash Dog Parks meet the needs and expectations of our community.

An off leash dog park commonly known as a ‘dog park’ is a dedicated public open space designed for dog owners to legally exercise their dogs off leash in a secure, social and responsible environment.

We also recognise that a trip to the dog park provides a healthy outdoor activity with as many benefits for humans as well as our pets.

Exhibition Period

The exhibition period for the Off Leash Dog Park Action Plan is from 18 December to 5pm, Wednesday 15 January 2019.

Have your say

Council is now seeking your feedback to assist with the development of a new dog park strategy. You can have your say by:

  • Completing the online submission below;
  • Emailing: ; or
  • In writing to: Mr Matthew Stewart, General Manager, City of Canterbury Bankstown - Attn: Community Engagement, PO Box 8, Bankstown NSW 1885.

For more information

If you would like to discuss this project, please contact the Engagement team on 9707 9602.

Off Leash Dog Park Plan

Thank you for your interest in this exhibition, this project is currently under review.
How many dogs do you own Required
What size is your dog/dogs?
Do you use Council's off leash dog parks?
What parks in Canterbury- Bankstown do you use to exercise your dog?
Do you use off leash dog parks in neighboring Councils?
How often do you use off leash dog parks?
What time of day do you usually use a dog park?
What is the average length of your visit?
To what extent is the following important to you?
Extremely important
Very important
Moderately important
Slightly important
Not important
Dog parks should include separate fenced areas for small dogs
Dog parks should have lighting
Dog parks should have shade
What type of dwelling do you live in?
How did you find out about this project?

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.