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Dog Control Bylaw

The purpose of this bylaw is to prescribe minimum standards for the keeping and control of dogs so as to ensure they do not create a nuisance or become a threat to public health and safety.

The bylaw includes controls for dogs in public places, including specifying where dogs are allowed to exercise, allowed to be providing they are on a leash, or prohibited from. The bylaw regulates keeping of dogs, including the maximum number of non-working dogs that may be kept on a property, standards for accommodation, feeding and exercise.

The bylaw sets out the requirements and process that Council will follow for dogs that are becoming a nuisance or injurious to health, dogs not kept under proper control and dogs that are classified as menacing or dangerous. The bylaw also outlines Council’s enforcement powers under the Dog Control Act 1996 and Local Government Act 2002.

Click here (969KB pdf) to download the existing Dog Control Bylaw 2014.

Feedback closed on 20 March 2019.

There will be a further opportunity to provide feedback when the proposed bylaw is publically notified later this year.