Animal Management Subordinate Local Law Amendments 2019
Gladstone Regional Council is proposing to amend its Subordinate Local Law that contains provisions relating to the management of animals within the region.
Council resolved at its General Meeting held on 19 November 2019 to propose to make Animal Management (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2019 which amends Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011.
The purpose and general effect of the amendment subordinate local law is to:
- prescribe animals that may be disposed of without auction or tender
(the addition of stock including pigs); and
- prohibit the keeping of prescribed animals
(amendments to clarify that miniatures of breeds are also excluded in certain areas, changes to poultry, and the number of animals permitted to be kept on land between 10,001m2 and 20,000m2 is better defined); and
- require an approval in respect of the keeping of prescribed animals
(2 dogs to be permitted through an application process in multi-residential premises); and
- prescribe minimum standards for the keeping of animals
(amendments to require a top cover on enclosures for animals that can fly); and
- prohibit animals in public places in specified circumstances
(makes provision for animals used for commercial purposes such as camel or pony rides, in some public areas via a permit system); and
- identify dog off-leash areas
(includes the new off-leash areas for dog agility areas in Calliope and Bororen and the Boyne River foreshore excluding turtle nesting season).
A copy of the public notice is available online.
No anti-competitive provisions have been identified in the proposed subordinate local law.
Have your say!
Public consultation on the above proposal has opened with consultation closing on Friday 20 December 2019. The public consultation aims to seek input from the community to determine if the community agrees or not with the proposed changes. Submissions must be made in writing and should include grounds for the submission and any facts and circumstances relied upon. Written submissions can be lodged as below:
ONLINE - Have your say on Council's Community Engagement Platform
BY POST - Mail to Animal Management Subordinate Local Law Public Consultation, Gladstone Regional Council, PO Box 29, Gladstone Qld 4680
IN PERSON - Hand deliver to any Council administration centre; Attention to: Animal Management Subordinate Local Law Public Consultation.