Whitehorse City Council

Restricted Areas for Dogs

Council has identified a number of environmentally significant wetlands in the municipality that require protection from dogs due to the potential damage they could cause in these sensitive environments. As a result, dogs are prohibited from entering these specified areas. See the table below for a list of wetland areas. 

Wetlands Description Reason
Koonung Creek 47 A3 Constructed wetlands adjacent to Koonung Creek Maintain and protect significant environmental values
Box Hill Miniature Railway 47 B4 Fencing already in place to restrict dog access Protect existing usage
Box Hill Gardens 47 C8 Ornamental lake in garden setting Protect the ornamental lake
Surrey Dive 47 B11 Storm water-fed lake in park setting Maintain safety around the established picnic area
Kalang Park 47 J11 Wetland billabongs adjacent to Gardiners Creek Maintain and protect significant environmental values
Blackburn Lake Sanctuary 48 C11 Melbourne Water retarding structure and wetlands on inlets Maintain and protect significant environmental values
Buckanbe Park 63 A1 Old farm dam Maintain and protect significant environmental values
Bellbird Dell Reserve 62 J6, 62 K4, 62 J5

Small wetland on barrelled creek alignment, rock edged vinyl lined ornamental ponds on barrelled creek, constructed water body at bridge

Maintain and protect significant environmental values
Morack Billabongs 63 B7, 63 B8 Billabongs set down adjacent to Morack Public Golf Course and Dandenong Creek Maintain and protect significant environmental values
Yarran Dheran 49 B6 Ponds on old tip site and at top car park Maintain and protect significant environmental values
Campbells Croft 63 D4 Wetland, old billabong chain adjacent to Dandenong Creek Maintain and protect significant environmental values