Wodonga Council
Dog park proposal

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Dog park proposal

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Dog park proposal


The council is proposing to install a gated dog park at the southern end of Willow Park next to McFarland Rd.

In 2019, we were Talking Cats and Dogs where community feedback included requests for a secondary dog park and off-leash areas.

Last year, we were just Talking Dogs. Following this feedback, the rules around dogs in public areas changed and, apart from in designated off-leash areas, dogs must be on a lead when in public areas. The feedback also included more comments in support of a larger off-leash dog park and the need for more gated areas.

In October last year, the council introduced 15 off-leash areas and these have been assessed for suitability of a new gated dog park. Community feedback indicated the need for a dog park in West Wodonga and a site off Willow Park has been nominated as the proposed site.

This space will provide dog owners an opportunity to enhance the health and wellbeing of their dogs without it impacting on others in the community.

The proposed site is significantly larger than the gated dog park at Belvoir Park, is close to public amenities, and already has established car parking along McFarland Road. This location is supported by additional parking at Willow Park and is well connected to many of Wodonga shared path networks.


The dog park will include the following.

  • Two separate dog access gates, one at either end of the park
  • Water bubblers with dog bowls at each entry point
  • Fully secure chain wire mesh fence around the perimeter
  • A 10m buffer zone from surrounding houses, paths and sports fields.
  • Seating throughout the site
  • Dog agility and play equipment
  • Dog waste disposal bags and bins

For more information, see our frequently asked questions in the document library.

Submissions can be made via the form below.

This consultation closes on February 17, 2021.

April 19, 2021

At the council meeting on Monday, Wodonga Council resolved to:

  • Not proceed with a proposed dog park at Willow Park (South Wodonga); and
  • Enhance the existing dog park at Belvoir Park;

You can read the minutes from this meeting on our website. The “New dog park proposal – Willow Park” is item 8.7 and it can be found on page 30 of the minutes.

Or, you can watch the council meeting here.

To read a summary of the community's feedback to us so far on this issue, click here.

February 17, 2021

Thank you to everyone that had their say.

This consultation is now closed for public comment.

January 27, 2021

This consultation is now open for public comment.


Submissions can be made online (using the online form below), by e-mail or phone.

Written submissions must be clearly marked as '' and will be received up until . They can also be sent by:

Document Library
Key Dates
  • Saturday, February 6, 2021

    Council officers will be on-site from 9am to 10am to answer questions and provide information on the proposal.

Life Cycle
  • Open

    Have your say from Wednesday, January 27, 2021 to Wednesday, February 17, 2021

  • Under Review

    Feedback will be reviewed and inform a final decision

  • Final report

    The final outcomes will be documented here

Who's Listening
Sport and Recreation

Wodonga Council

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