Whether a friend or foe, Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is inviting community members to have a say on the Region’s canine residents and how they spend time in public places.

TRC Environment and Community Portfolio Leader Tim McMahon said Council was interested in hearing residents’ feedback on the type of public places dogs should or should not be able to access.

“Council is responsible for the management of a variety of public spaces for recreational and environmental purposes. We understand people have different levels of interest in and connections to dogs,” Cr McMahon said.

“For many, dogs are a part of the family and join their owners in a range of recreational activities. While some may not own a dog of their own, but enjoy being around them in shared open spaces, such as parks and off-leash areas. Others might prefer to spend time in places that are dog free and value the provision of dedicated areas for the protection of wildlife.

“As our Region’s population continues to grow so does the number of dogs living here and the ways in which they are involved in many people’s daily lives.

“We’d love all community members to share their thoughts and ideas on dogs and how they interact with our shared spaces, whether you’re a dog owner or not.

“Community feedback will be used to help achieve Council’s goal of creating a positive relationship between people, dogs and outdoor places.

“Residents can have their say through Council’s Your Say website until 30 June 2021.”

For more information on providing feedback on dogs in public places, please visit yoursay.tr.qld.gov.au, call Council on 131 872 or email info@tr.qld.gov.au