Bid to bring afternoon off-leash time forward in winter
OFF-leash rules for dogs on eight beaches might be changed next winter in a twist on daylight saving.
The Fraser Coast Regional Council is looking into the benefits of extending winter dog-off-leash times on beaches with restrictions.
Deputy Mayor George Seymour put the question on notice to the chief executive officer at a recent council meeting.
He said less daylight in the cooler months made it difficult for some owners to walk their pets.
"A few residents have contacted me about changing the times - and they do this in other states and other areas - just slightly amending the times in dog off-leash areas to take into account the change in season," Cr Seymour said.
"So during the winter you change the hours so there's still a couple of hours of daylight for people to take their dogs off leash."
He said the most likely solution would be changing the afternoon off-leash time from 4pm to 3pm.