Tag Archives: Dog and Cat Management Board

Life without your pet

Pet Friendly Planning. Does it exist in Australia? Companion animals are a part of our lives. Yet, public policy (urban planning) tends to give little consideration to this area. In the publication ‘Unleashed – a guide to successful dog parks’ we start to explore the topic of how to integrate companion animals (dogs) into urban

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Do People Walk or Drive to Dog Parks?

Do people walk or drive to a dog park? Research shows that 68% of park users in the Adelaide region drive to a dog park (Hazel and Thomsen, n.d. The University of Adelaide). This indicates that parking is a key planning consideration for local councils thinking about developing a new or upgrading  an existing dog

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Ideas for Better Dog Park Design

This week Fiona (Balancing Act Adelaide) one of the authors of a new guide on the planning and design of off-leash areas for the Dog and Cat Management Board of SA was featured in a story written by Jill Pengelley of the Advertiser and Adelaide Now. Here is part of the story from Adelaide Now:

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Off Leash

When did Dog Parks first appear in South Australia? This is a question we are often asked, and this week’s blog lists those designated, Enclosed Dog Parks that we know about and have audited in South Australia. Before Balancing Act Adelaide developed a specific, up-to-date listing of enclosed dog parks, you would have to scramble

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Dog Park Guidelines for SA

Balancing Act Adelaide have been contracted to develop Dog Park Guidelines for the Dog and Cat Management Board of SA. We are looking forward to working with the state government, the Dog and Cat Management Board of SA to produce guidelines to assist Councils, designers and developers in the planning, design and management of enclosed

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