Project Overview

At its Ordinary Meeting on 21 September 2023, Council agreed to commence a local law-making process which proposes changes to animal management at Point Cartwright.

The proposed local law amendments follow the endorsement of the Point Cartwright Reserve and La Balsa Park Master Plan (Master Plan) in August 2023.

The Master Plan proposed changes to animal management requirements at Point Cartwright Reserve. The proposed changes would result in:

  • Dogs being prohibited at the northern beach, including: Rocky Headland, Rocky Foreshore; and vegetated areas indicated in red on the Consolidated Animal Management Reference Map (previously off-leash).
  • Dogs being on-leash, at all times, and in appropriate areas as indicated on the Consolidated Animal Management Reference Map, including pathways and open space indicated in green (previously mixed on-leash and off-leash).
  • No change to La Balsa Park (dog on-leash).
  • No change to the Eastern Beach, ‘The Pocket’, beach entries 198-201 (dog off-leash).

Any changes to dog off leash and prohibited animal areas requires an amendment to the Local Laws.

Council appreciates that many of our community members contributed feedback during the master plan process and value you providing further feedback on the proposed local law amendments.

Further details on the proposed amendments are highlighted in the below:

Have your Say

Community consultation was undertaken between 25 September to 30 October 2023. We thank you again for providing further feedback on the proposed amendments.

Your submissions and feedback are being considered by Councillors and will be made public through a Council report at a future Council Ordinary Meeting. Personal information has been redacted.

Submissions were made by:

Next Steps

Following the consultation process, Council will consider all feedback and decide to make or not make the proposed amendments at a future Ordinary Meeting of Council.

Council meetings are live streamed (access via Council’s website) and minutes of the meetings are also available on Council’s website.


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    21 September 2023

    Council Ordinary Meeting proposal to make amendments to Local Laws.

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    25 September - 30 October 2023

    Community Consultation

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Future Ordinary Council Meeting

    Report back to Council following community consultation.

Contact Us

For further information, please contact:

Name Council's Civic Governance Branch
Phone (07) 5475 7272