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No More Dog Beaches For the Gold Coast

Mayor rules out more off-leash areas

No More Dog Beaches For the Gold Coast

Dog owners won't be able to let their pooch run free at any new stretches of sand along the Gold Coast anytime soon.

Mayor Tom Tate said the demand for more off-leash beaches simply wasn't there at the moment.

It's after a recent, city-wide survey about animal management including questions about more off-leash dog beaches, received just 50 responses.

"Those findings will be presented to council in due course but the feedback from around half of those surveyed was that they actually want less off-leash dog areas on our beaches," said Mayor Tate.

The City currently has dozens of inland off-leash areas, as well as the three designated beaches where pets can roam free, at the Spit, Tallebudgera and Palm Beach.

"Until the people of the Gold Coast want more, we'll stick with the three we have and the rest of the beaches are for humans," said Cr Tate.