The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley has dog exercise areas in and around Derby and Fitzroy Crossing to enable dog owners to walk their dog's off the lead. However regulations still apply so as not pose a problem to other dog owners or other users such as pedestrians or traffic in these areas.
Control of dogs in exercise areas:
- A dog can be off a lead whilst accompanied by a competent person who is in reasonable proximity to the dog.
- A competent person is a person who is liable for the control of the dog and is capable of controlling it.
- A competent person is a person who is carrying and capable of attaching a chain, cord, leash, or harness and have sufficient strength for the purpose of controlling the dog.
- A Greyhound is to be muzzled and on a leash at all times in an exercise area.
Exercise areas within the townsite of Derby:
The area known as Reserve R.34220 along the south western aspect of town adjacent to the marsh that extends from the intersection of Monger Street and Rowan Street due south to the Derby Waste Management Facility.
The area known as Reserve R.37864 along the north eastern aspect of town adjacent to the marsh that extends from the intersection of Villiers Street and Elder Street due east to the intersection of Villiers Street and Swain Street.
The northern aspect of the area known as Reserve R.23127 (racecourse and recreation) bounded by Steel Street to the east, Reserve R.24904 to the west and limited to 60 metres due south from northern boundary of Reserve R.23127.
Exercise areas within the townsite of Fitzroy Crossing
The area of land bounded by Forrest Road, Brooking Creek, Fitzroy River, Great Northern Highway, Emmanuel Way and Bell Road.