Hurry to have your say on dog numbers


How many dogs do you think should be able to be kept on Redland Coast properties?

Redland City Council is currently posing this question through a 35-day community consultation period due to end on 8 July 2021.

Mayor Karen Williams said there had already been great community participation, with almost 500 submissions received, but encouraged all residents to have their say while there is still time.

“The feedback received during this consultation will inform Council’s decision on whether to proceed with a proposed local law amendment to dog regulations to bring Council in line with neighbouring local government areas,” Cr Williams said.

“Under our current local laws, all properties are able to keep two dogs, or three with a permit.

“Should the proposed changes go ahead, up to four dogs could be kept on any single dwelling property with a permit if they were registered show dogs, agility dogs or dogs in foster care.

“Proposed changes would also mean that based on property size, an extra dog would be able to be kept on properties from 2,001 to 10,000 m2 without a permit, and a fourth with a permit.

“For properties larger than 10,000 m2, four dogs could be kept without a permit.”

“The requirement for all dogs kept in Redlands to be registered with Council and to have that registration renewed annually would remain unchanged.”

Deputy Mayor Julie Talty – who tabled a notice of motion last December requesting that officers consider options available to change the number of dogs allowed – said people had called for an increase, based on property size and other circumstances.

“I’d like to hear the views of residents in our rural areas who under the proposal would have the opportunity to have additional dogs; as well as those who keep ─ or would like to keep ─ show dogs, agility dogs or dogs in foster care; and the general community” Cr Talty said.

“With more than 60,000 properties in our local government area, I’m sure there are many and varied positions to be taken in to consideration.”

To have your say on this issue, go to yoursay.redland.qld.gov.au during the consultation period which finishing on 8 July 2021.

Written submissions can be delivered to Council’s mainland customer service centres or posted to City Council, PO Box 21, Cleveland Qld 4163. They must be received by 8 July 2021 to be considered. Written submissions must include the name and address of the submitter, their position on the changes and reasons for that position.

The proposed amendment is available for viewing at Council’s customer service centres and on the Your Say page.
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