Dog Management Policy draft review


Project Overview


We are undertaking community consultation on the draft review of the Dog Management Policy.

We are seeking community review and comment on the proposed changes to ensure a balance is struck between the needs of dogs and their owners and those without dogs who also make use of our beaches, parks and nature reserves.

This is the first of two stages of consultation. The first stage seeks community feedback and ideas on the draft policy. This feedback will then be evaluated by council and a final version of the policy will be produced. The second stage of consultation will then be conducted.



Background


The Dog Control Act of 2000 requires councils to develop and implement a policy relating to dog management within their municipal area and this policy must be formally reviewed every 5 years.

There have been two reviews of this policy since that time. These reviews were adopted by council on 25 February 2008 and 16 November 2015 respectively.

In order to arrive at this 2021 draft version, council officers conducted discussions and meetings with relevant organisations such as Dogs Tasmania, RSPCA, Eastern Shore Dog Club, Hobart Dog Walking Association, Birds Tasmania, RSL Tasmania, Bonorong Wildlife Park, Tasmanian Equestrian Centre, Coastcare groups and Parks and Wildlife Service, as well as internal stakeholders in Asset Management such as the Tracks and Trails and Natural Areas and Recreational Planning groups.

**Please note that while the input of the above groups was well-considered and valued it is important to understand that the proposed changes do not necessarily reflect their views, given the varied and sometimes divergent perspectives of each group.

A workshop was then held with Aldermen in October 2020 and a follow-up survey completed in November 2020.

More information on dog ownership in Clarence and the Dog Management Policy can be accessed at https://www.ccc.tas.gov.au/living/animals/dogs/



Have Your Say


Have your say by

  • Completing the survey on the proposed changes
  • Share your stories on what matters to you about dogs in Clarence

This survey will be close on Monday 4 May 2021.

The results of this consultation will inform the refinement of the draft master plan.


Project Overview


We are undertaking community consultation on the draft review of the Dog Management Policy.

We are seeking community review and comment on the proposed changes to ensure a balance is struck between the needs of dogs and their owners and those without dogs who also make use of our beaches, parks and nature reserves.

This is the first of two stages of consultation. The first stage seeks community feedback and ideas on the draft policy. This feedback will then be evaluated by council and a final version of the policy will be produced. The second stage of consultation will then be conducted.



Background


The Dog Control Act of 2000 requires councils to develop and implement a policy relating to dog management within their municipal area and this policy must be formally reviewed every 5 years.

There have been two reviews of this policy since that time. These reviews were adopted by council on 25 February 2008 and 16 November 2015 respectively.

In order to arrive at this 2021 draft version, council officers conducted discussions and meetings with relevant organisations such as Dogs Tasmania, RSPCA, Eastern Shore Dog Club, Hobart Dog Walking Association, Birds Tasmania, RSL Tasmania, Bonorong Wildlife Park, Tasmanian Equestrian Centre, Coastcare groups and Parks and Wildlife Service, as well as internal stakeholders in Asset Management such as the Tracks and Trails and Natural Areas and Recreational Planning groups.

**Please note that while the input of the above groups was well-considered and valued it is important to understand that the proposed changes do not necessarily reflect their views, given the varied and sometimes divergent perspectives of each group.

A workshop was then held with Aldermen in October 2020 and a follow-up survey completed in November 2020.

More information on dog ownership in Clarence and the Dog Management Policy can be accessed at https://www.ccc.tas.gov.au/living/animals/dogs/



Have Your Say


Have your say by

  • Completing the survey on the proposed changes
  • Share your stories on what matters to you about dogs in Clarence

This survey will be close on Monday 4 May 2021.

The results of this consultation will inform the refinement of the draft master plan.