Dogs will have more space and time to run and play during a trial extension to the existing dog off-leash beach at Raby Bay Foreshore Park, Masthead Drive, Cleveland.
The trial starts today (1 August) and runs until 31 October 2013 and is in response to community requests to Redland City Council.
The most easterly beach, closest to Sentinel Court, is the current dog off-leash area and has been available to dogs only at certain times of the day, during specified months.
Those restrictions will not apply during the trial.
The extended dog off-leash area into the park will include the drinking tap and dog bowl and give dogs an off-leash area to use at high tide when the entire beach is under water.
The existing dog off-leash beach is unfenced and, with the extension into the park, will remain so.
Division 2 Councillor Craig Ogilvie said feedback from residents and park users would be assessed after the trial.
The extended dog off-leash area will have temporary signage with a map to show the boundaries of the area.
“Depending on community response, decisions will be made to formalise the extended area with permanent signage only, or discontinue the extension into the park and retain the original dog off-leash beach,’’ Cr Ogilvie said.