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 18 February 2020 to propose to obtain further community feedback on the proposal to make Animal Management (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2020 which amends Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011.
The purpose and general effect of the amendment subordinate local law is to:
- add stock (cattle, horses, alpacas, asses, buffaloes, camels, deer, donkeys, goats, horses, llamas, mules, sheep, vicunas and pigs) as a category of animals that can be sold or re-homed without the need for public auction; and
- clarify that miniatures of breeds are also excluded in certain areas; changes to keeping of poultry; and the number of animals permitted to be kept on land between 10,001 and 20,000m2 are better defined; and
- allow two dogs in multi-residential premises by permit; and
- require a top cover on enclosures for animals that can fly; and
- provide for animals used for commercial purposes such as camel or pony rides, etc in some public areas via a permit system; and
- Include the new dog exercise areas in Calliope and Bororen to be recognised as off-leash areas and the Boyne River foreshore as dog off-leash all year round; and
- remove Barney Point Park, Prince Regent Esplanade and Friend Park Barney Point from prohibited areas for dogs to on-leash areas for dogs; and
- Springs Beach and the beach south through to the northern boundary of the Deepwater National Park Agnes Water be designated a ‘Prohibited Area’ for dogs during turtle nesting season and remain an on-leash area for the balance of the year; and
- Chinamans Beach Agnes Water remain a prohibited area for dogs during turtle nesting season but be designated off-leash for the balance of the year; and
- That dogs be completely excluded from the Millennium Esplanade Parklands at Tannum Sands (except on the roadway).This exclusion to include the formed footpaths through the area; and
- Caravan Park operators be permitted to determine how many cats and dogs they will allow within the confines of their park in the knowledge that Council can still manage enclosure and nuisance complaints if required, and set limits on the total number of animals to be kept onsite via caravan park licensing provisions should it be needed.
No anti-competitive provisions have been identified in the proposed subordinate local law.
The community engagement survey was open during March and Council thank the community for their valued input.We are now busy reviewing and analysing the feedback received.Please check back here for the published subordinate local law amendments.