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Rufferendum Results
Sunday, 21 June 2009
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The votes are in as we analyse the Bundeena Info Rufferendum results.

The Rufferendum was conducted between June 15th to 19th with the latter date coinciding with Sutherland Shire Council's deadline for vote submissions of the survey it is conducting regarding off-leash areas for dogs in the Bundeena Maianbar area.

A breakdown of the voting shows that 9% want to remove dog off-leash areas all together (Option 2) and 9% want to maintain the status quo of current hours and access limited to Horderns beach (Option 1).

The overwhelming majority of 82% though wanted increased access to dog off-leash areas either in the form of increased hours (Option 3) or increased hours and areas (Options 4 & 5).

The other interest of note was that voting between dog and non-dog owners was almost evenly split which gives the indication that even non-dog owners want increased access for dog off-leash areas.

With the closing date for submissions to Council's survey passed the next phase will involve the creation of  a report outlining a range of options which will be submitted to Council who will then make the final decision.

Bundeena Info's Dogs on Beach Rufferendum Results 

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Select Poll: 

Dogs on Beach Referendum
I favour Sutherland Council's dog off-leash option
   1. Maintain the current time limits on Horderns Beach as an off-leash area. The current limits allow dogs to use the beach off-leash after 4:30pm and before 8:30am Monday to Friday but not at all on Saturdays, Sundays or public holidays.
3   8.57%
   2. Remove all dog off-leash sites from the Bundeena/Maianbar areas.
3   8.57%
   5. Will specify an alternate option
5   14.29%
   3. Use Horderns Beach as a time limited offleash area but extend the hours to include 24 hours a day Monday to Friday all year, but not at all on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
9   25.71%
   4. Use Horderns Beach as a time limited offleash area and extend the locations to include an area of the Maianbar Foreshore Reserve north east from the jetty adjacent to Park Road around Constable Point until the Western boundary of the Royal National Park at Bonnie Vale, and extend the hours to include 24 hours a day, Monday to Friday, all year, but not at all on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
15   42.86%
I am a dog owner
   No
14   43.75%
   Yes
18   56.25%

Number of Voters  : 35


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