Dog owners and regular walkers around Mosman Park will have noticed that we are now installing new signage in our parks and reserves.
Using the familiar traffic sign colours of green, yellow and red, each sign has a colour coded message about whether the area you are walking (and walking your dog) in is either...
1. green - a dog off-lead area (remembering that your dog must remain within your command and control at all times, even when off lead).
2. yellow - a restricted dog off-lead area (meaning you can have your dog off the lead at certain times that do not conflict with when that area is used for organised sports or team sports).
3. red - dog prohibited area (meaning dogs are not permitted in this area at any time. This zoning extends to all car parks and playgrounds.)
For detailed information about the various on and off-lead areas in the Town, including the seven new off-lead areas made available by Council in 2018, download this brochure and map, or pick up a printed copy from the Town's Administration Centre during office hours 8.30am to 4.30am Monday to Friday.
Here Ranger Dave (left) is pictured at Davis Oval with Deputy Mayor Zenda Johnson (right) and her best friend, Bowie.
The Town expects to have all of its signage in place in the next four weeks. As our website, map and brochure are up to date already, and once the signs are all installed, the Town will discontinue the moratorium on infringements.
This means that if you and your friendly fido are in breach of our local laws, our Ranger can issue you with an infringement. We want to avoid this if we possibly can. The easiest way to do this is to know the various zones where you can walk your dog on or off lead, and to comply with these.
Dog attacks are a reality here in Mosman Park, one happened just yesterday (17 April) and we want to prevent these traumatic experiences.
If you are unsure about where in the Town you can and can't walk your dog, on or off the lead, please consult our website which has detailed maps of the various zones, or you can download our map and brochure or pick one up from the Town's Administration Centre.
Let's all stay safe, pick up our pooches' poops and enjoy the fun and health benefits of dog ownership here in Mosman Park.
Now that the 2019 Mosman Park Community Fair is behind us, we are keen to ensure that 2020's Mosman Park Community Fair is bigger and better than ever, so we are conducting a brief community survey.
Let us know what you liked, what you would like to see more of, and any new ideas you might have.
To do the survey, click here
Mayor Brett Pollock made the announcement after the appointment was confirmed at a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday night.
‘We are very pleased to welcome Carissa as the new CEO,’ he said. ‘Her qualifications and experience are excellent and I have no doubt Carissa will provide great leadership for the staff and forge a strong partnership with the Council. She is going to be real asset for our community.’
Mrs Bywater signed her new contract with Mayor Pollock on Wednesday morning and said she is excited about the opportunity and looking forward to getting started. She will take up the position in June at which time the interim CEO, Stephen Goode, will be leaving the position.
The new CEO brings a strong background in local government, particularly in finance and administration, before a successful six years as General Manager – a position equivalent to CEO – at Forbes Shire Council, NSW.
She has a Bachelor of Business in Accounting, post graduate qualifications and an MBA. She will leave her position as Director of Corporate and Strategy at City of Bayswater to take up the CEO position.
Mayor Pollock said that she has won this appointment from a very strong field of candidates after a thorough recruiting process. ‘I look forward to working with her and introducing her to our Mosman Park community,’ he said.
Tidy up your garden, dispose of green waste and recycle more when a three-bin waste collection system comes on line mid-year, through a Better Bins grant from the State Government.
Properties of 400m2+ will automatically be given a third, lime-lidded bin; with other properties encouraged to apply for one, and strata-managed multiple dwelling sites encouraged to access the scheme.
The new collection system begins at the start of the new financial year on 1 July 2019, and the Town will conduct an extensive community information campaign to get everyone familiar with the new system.
Watch this space, as well as our social media channels, and keep an eye on your letterbox as more announcements are made as we approach the start of a whole new waste management system for Mosman Park, one that will maximise opportunities for recycling and reduce waste, while helping you to keep your lawn, garden and verge looking beautiful.
People who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment can call the Town of Mosman Park through the National Relay Service.
The Town of Mosman Park has installed solar panels (photo voltaic cells) on the roof of the Administration building. We’re producing power and reducing carbon emissions.