Cape Keraudren now open to dogs

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph

Beach-goers and dog owners can now take their beloved pets to Cape Keraudren, provided they are on a leash, after a two-year trial.

Shire of East Pilbara councillors made the decision after consultation with the community over the two-year period, which found no complaints or records of non-compliance regarding offences relating to the Dog Act 1976.

Since the trial started in January, 2015, people that have been to the coastal and reserve areas within Cape Keraudren have ensured their dogs are held and tethered at all times.

Despite the risk of an incident involving a dog being said to be extremely low, a permanent ranger will be based at Cape Keraudren and any issues will be dealt with accordingly.

South Hedland resident Peter Postans welcomed the council’s decision and said it would prompt him and his partner to use the area more often.

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