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Dogs in Deni

Council are looking to remove the 'No Dog' signs at the Island Sanctuary

Edward River Council are seeking community feedback on the proposal to remove the 'No Dog' signs at Deniliquin's Island Sanctuary.

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Mayor Norm Brennan said the move would allows dogs to be walked on-leash through the entire area of the Beach to Beach Walk.

"As part of the Beach to Beach Walk, the Island Sanctuary provides passive recreational opportunities such as walking tracks, picnicking and nature study, and despite the ‘No Dog’ signs erected at three of the sanctuary’s five entry points, Council is aware that residents and visitors often walk their dogs in the area," he said.

"The Island Sanctuary would not be a designated, off-leash space, so dogs would need to kept on a leash and restrained at all times while being walked in the reserve."

Council will consult with both the Deniliquin Local Aboriginal Land Council and the Yarkuwa Indigenous Knowledge Centre, given the significant cultural value to the Indigenous Community.

"Over the public exhibition period, we will engage with both the Aboriginal Land Council and Yarkuwa, as well as other stakeholder groups such as the Memorial Park User Group, Edward River Society of Model Engineers and Southern Riverina Field Naturalists Club."

Cr Brennan is encouraging the community to have their say, by making a submission in writing to the General Manager by the end of April.

More information on the proposal can be found on Edward River Council's website www.edwardriver.nsw.gov.au/

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