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Our beaches and foreshore are for everyone to access and enjoy, to achieve this we need your help

Our beaches and grassed foreshore areas are places for everyone to access and enjoy, whether you are a dog owner or not. In December 2022, Council endorsed a community engagement plan which outlined the approach on how we will engage with the community to develop options for dog on-leash and off-leash rules in these areas.

As part of our engagement plan, the Dogs on Beaches Community Working Group was formed. Through three workshops with an independent facilitator, the working group has considered the variety of different perspectives and needs of everyone in our community and developed some options for leashing laws in these areas.

We are now seeking your feedback on the options that the group has proposed for:

  • Grassed foreshore reserves
  • North Haven beach
  • Semaphore South to North Haven breakwater beach

You can explore the options for each areas by following the links below.

You can share your feedback on the proposed options by:

  • Completing the online survey (follow the link below)
  • Requesting a hardcopy survey be sent to you (
  • Coming along to one of our community engagement pop-ups (dates and times below)

Engagement closes on Sunday 29 October 2023.

Explore the options that have been prepared by the Dogs on Beaches Community Working Group

Share your feedback

on the proposed options for rules for dogs on beaches and grassed foreshore reserves.

Project updates

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Have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact us below:

Phone - 08 8405 6600

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Community Engagement

Our Community Engagement Policy

Note name and address are required to comply with Council’s Public Consultation Policy. All submissions will be treated as public documents upon receipt.

Closing the loop, we will make efforts to 'close-the-loop' with project contributors and followers. We may occasionally send information to acknowledge a contribution, provide key updates on engagement and project processes and outcomes.

Acknowledgement of Country

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield would like to acknowledge that these projects and engagements are taking place on the traditional lands of the Kaurna people. We pay respect to elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge the continued relationship that Aboriginal people have with Country, culture and beliefs. We further acknowledge the important contributions that Aboriginal people continue to play within our shared community.