Policy and Actions


  • Parks Services maintain standard opening times for their enclosed parks and allow access at alternative times, such as for events, on a case by case basis.
  • The City Council encourages use of public spaces, including its parks, by responsible dog owners. It will continue to seek and provide initiatives to encourage responsibility and enjoyment of these spaces and seeks thencooperation of dog owners to ensure other park users do not feel hindered by dogs in parks.
  • Parks Services will continue to work towards the vision of a pesticide-free park system by monitoring and minimising the use of chemical pesticides and will seek alternatives to them.


  • Parks Services will review current Bye Laws with regards to contemporary urban living