Have your say on the draft Domestic Animal Management Plan

Have your say on the draft Domestic Animal Management Plan

Released: 11 July 2017

Council has endorsed its draft Domestic Animal Management Plan 2017–2021 and is inviting residents to have their say.

The draft plan provides a framework for animal management services delivered by Council and considers a range of issues, including:

  • on-and-off-lead areas for dogs
  • cat curfews
  • minimising the number of dogs and cats being euthanised
  • reducing the impact of domestic pets on our native birds, mammals and reptiles
  • nuisances caused by domestic pets such as trespassing, attacks and barking.
  • animal welfare, community safety and amenity
  • domestic animal businesses

Council’s Acting Manager Community Safety, Michael Dyt encouraged residents to share their feedback on the plan.

“There are over 10,800 registered dogs and 3,100 registered cats in the Macedon Ranges Shire and we want to ensure that this plan helps us to balance the needs of pet owners with those who don’t own a pet.

“The plan strives to support pet owners, while protecting our natural environment and promoting the health and social benefits of responsible pet ownership,” he said.

The draft plan has been prepared in accordance with guidelines from the Department of Environment and Primary Industries and the Domestic Animal Act 1994.

Have your say

The draft plan - Word (DOCX, 3MB) or draft plan - PDF (PDF, 1MB) is now available for public comment until Friday 4 August 2017.

 You can help shape the draft plan by sharing your thoughts and completing our online survey or view a copy in-person at any of Council’s customer service centres in Gisborne, Kyneton, Romsey and Woodend.

Written submissions can also be sent to Macedon Ranges Shire Council, PO Box 151, Kyneton VIC 3444 or emailed to mrsc@mrsc.vic.gov.au

For more information, contact our Local Laws unit on 5422 0333.

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