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Protect our Wildlfe co-ordinators Daphne Wells and Jill McInnes, both of Ocean View, spoke at a Saddle Hill Community Board meeting last month about their frustrations about conflicting information on Dunedin City Council and Department of Conservation (Doc) signs, giving different information on expectations placed on dog owners regarding the control of their pets.
The group also wanted the council to change a bylaw so dogs were banned from the beach between the car park at Ocean View Recreation Reserve and the north end of Brighton Domain.
Last week, council staff - compliance solutions manager Ros MacGill, compliance, animal and parking services team leader Peter Hanlin and animal services officer Tony Newman - met the two women at Ocean View Beach.
Board member Peter Gouverneur and Doc representative Craig Wilson also attended the meeting.
Ms MacGill said the council had agreed to replace two signs with bigger ones at the car parks on either end of the beach and install three new signs at different access points to the beach.
An option of installing a sign on a large rock on the beach was discussed, but the group agreed to wait and see what effect the improved signage had first, she said.
The dog ban area was also discussed, she said.
"Any changes to the existing area would have to be considered as part of a review of the Dog Control Bylaw, and that is two to three years away.''