FINE TIME: Some areas are off limits to dogs.
FINE TIME: Some areas are off limits to dogs.

Council jumps on dog owners with hefty fines

PET owners in Noosa have been told to rein in their dogs after the council issued 12 on-the-spot fines in a fortnight.

Noosa Council's regulatory services team leader Phil Amson said there had been an increase in dogs running out of control in public areas

He said in addition to the $220 fines, a further 20 cautions were issued at beaches and parks.

"Gympie Terrace, Peregian Beach and Noosa Main Beach are particular problem areas," Mr Amson said.

"We are reminding people that no dogs are allowed at all on Noosa Main Beach from the river mouth to First Point - even if they are on a lead.

"There's a beautiful dog off-leash beach just around the corner at the Spit, and off-leash areas at Peregian and Sunshine beaches.

"Council's sporting fields are also off-limits to all dogs."

Council reminded dog owners to:

  •  Walk their dog on a leash in public areas at all times - unless in a leash-free area.
  •  Ensure their dog is always under control, even in leash-free areas.
  •  Not to let their dog run out of sight or calling distance.
  •  Make sure their dog does not approach and annoy other people or dogs.

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