Summertime local law changes

Published on 28 November 2017

Dog on beach

With the change of season comes a few local law changes to help some of Moyne Shire’s towns and beaches better deal with the region’s busiest time of the year.

The changes affect two key issues – parking in Port Fairy, and restrictions relating to dogs on beaches in Killarney, Peterborough and Port Fairy.

Port Fairy two-hour parking restrictions

From 1 December, two-hour parking restrictions come into effect from 9am to 5.30pm in Port Fairy.

The areas affected feature ‘2P’ signs and are as follows:

  • Both sides of Sackville Street from Cox Street to Bank Street,
  • South side of Bank Street from Fiddlers Green to Barclay Street
  • North side of Bank Street from old kindergarten site to east of James Street intersection
  • South side of Cox Street from Sackville Street to Princess Street
  • Both sides of Barclay Street between Bank Street and Church Street.

The two-hour restrictions remain in place until 30 April.

‘No Stopping’ areas, loading zones and disability parking restrictions are monitored all year and will continued to be enforced throughout the Moyne Shire.

Summer restrictions for dogs on beaches

From 1 December, dogs will be prohibited from certain Moyne Shire beaches between 9am and 6pm. The affected beaches are as follows:

  • Killarney – the beach between the boat ramp and 200 metres west of the main car park.
  • Peterborough – the beach between the bridge and the monument at the carpark south of Irvine Park.
  • Port Fairy – South Beach between South Beach carpark and Powling Street.
  • Port Fairy – East Beach between Battery Lane and Connolly Street.

These restrictions will remain in place until Easter Monday.

The penalty for having your dog on the beach during the prohibited times is $100 per dog.

The areas of Griffiths Island and Sandy Cove Nature Reserve are prohibited to dogs at all times.

The seasonal changes aim to balance the needs of beachgoers and dog owners over the busy warmer months.

If you are holidaying with your dog, Moyne Shire recommends that you ensure your dog is wearing a tag with your mobile phone number on it.  If your dog does, unfortunately, run away, this will assist officers in returning your dog to you in a timely manner. 

Dog owners are reminded that they must pick up after their dogs and have effective control of their dog at all times.

Moyne Shire responsible dog ownership brochures, outlining restricted areas and on-leash areas are available from the Port Fairy Visitor Information Centre, Moyne Shire Offices and at http://www.moyne.vic.gov.au/Our-Services/Animals/Summer-restrictions-for-dogs-on-beaches