There is nowhere in/around Yea where a Dog can legally be let off leash and run free and/or socialise with other dogs.
A suggestion/proposal for a Dog Park to be established in Yea has been submitted to the Shire.
The suggestion proposes an area at the North Western end of the Railway Yards area straddling the low depression/gutter area. A large enough area for dogs to run around chasing each other and/or a thrown ball.
It suggests a 1.2m to 1.5m high cyclone style fence with gates for access, a water point, a rubbish point, and seating. I’m sure there are guidelines/standards for such an area.
Various things for dogs to play on/around could be installed, tunnels, bridges, etc. Typical stuff for such an area.
Owners would obviously be responsible for their dogs and any waste.
Dogs would not be allowed on their own without their owner present.
It is felt this would be of great benefit to all those local Dog Walkers in Yea, as well as travellers passing through with Dogs. While their dogs are playing they can spend some money in Yea.
If you feel this is something you would like to see/have in Yea, please let the Shire know. Even if you don’t like the idea, let them know, I’m sure they would like to hear both sides of the idea.
Suggested dog park area