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More than Allowable Animals Permit - Cats & Dogs
Gladstone Regional Council adopted a new local law and subordinate local law in relation to Animal Management on 1 December 2011 that applies across the entire region. The law now provides for consisted requirements for the management of animals that is not already covered in the Animal Management (Cats & Dogs) Act 2008.
One key aspect of the new local law, is the prohibitions and restrictions on the keeping of animals, in particular cats and dogs. Schedule 1 of the Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011 prohibits more than 4 dogs or cats from being kept on an allotment in a designated town area or more than 1 dog or cat on premises which are multi-residential premises (i.e. units). In addition, Schedule 2 of the Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011 requires an APPROVAL to be granted for the keeping of more than 2 dogs or cats in a designated town area.
NOTE: If you have a previous approval granted by Council prior to 1 December 2011 for the keeping on animals, this approval will remain in effect unless the animals move premises or an animal listed in the approval leaves the Council area.
Applying for an Approval
An application for approval is to be made to Council's Environmental Health Section along with the relevant form, fee and plans. The relevant new application form is to be completed in its entirety including submitting all relevant information required on the form.
Step 2: Application Assessment
Council's Local Law Enforcement Section will assess the application against the relevant requirements of the Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2011, Subordinate Local Law No. 1.5 (Keeping of Animals) 2011, Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011, Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011 and any relevant Council Policies. An inspection of your premises and enclosure for the animals will be undertaken by a Local Law Enforcement Officer to ensure all requirements of the Local Laws are met. A determination on your application will be made to see if your premises is suitable for an increased number of animals, for which you will be notified in writing and invoiced for the additional animal registration fees (if not already paid).
Your approval will be sent to you once the relevant animal registration fees has been received. Approvals are granted with conditions based on the requirements of Subordinate Local Law No. 1.5.
Contact Council's Environmental Health Section for further information: