Regulating the number of dogs that may be kept on residential properties

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Council is proposing changes to animal management local laws that cover the number of dogs that may be kept on residential properties.

The proposed local law amendment would allow up to four dogs depending on property size, or if any special circumstances existed, such as fostering, keeping of show or agility dogs or if a Council permit had been granted.

The proposed changes recognise that people keep dogs for a variety of reasons, and would bring Council in line with pet regulations in neighbouring local government areas.

Current laws allow two dogs per property, or three with a permit. Note, all dogs must be registered regardless of the number permitted on a property.


What is proposed?


Proposed
PropertyNumber of dogs allowed without Council approvalNumber of dogs allowed with Council approval
Units, townhouses, multi-dwelling premises, including retirement/mature age villages2No additional dogs may be kept
0 to 2,000m223
2,001 to 10,000m234
Over 10,001m24No additional dogs may be kept
Prescribed dogs* (fostered dogs, show dogs, agility dogs). Animal keeping of prescribed dogs is subject to conditions.As per allowable lot size limit and property type4
Premises where a kennel or pet shop approval exists, the number of dogs allowed to be kept is not subject to these restrictions.


Did you know?

Redlands Coast has:

  • 57,574 residential properties under 2,000m2 in size, on which there are 25,780 dogs
  • 2,930 properties 2,001 to 10,000m2 in size, on which there are 1,872 dogs
  • 1,365 residential properties more than 10,001m2 in size, on which there are 905 dogs (comprising 176 residential / aged care / mobile home parks, and 729 individual residential properties)

Have your say

Read Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2015, and Subordinate Local Law No. 1.5 (Keeping of Animals) 2015, available in documents, and have your say using the submission tab below before community engagement closes on 8 July 2021.

Council is proposing changes to animal management local laws that cover the number of dogs that may be kept on residential properties.

The proposed local law amendment would allow up to four dogs depending on property size, or if any special circumstances existed, such as fostering, keeping of show or agility dogs or if a Council permit had been granted.

The proposed changes recognise that people keep dogs for a variety of reasons, and would bring Council in line with pet regulations in neighbouring local government areas.

Current laws allow two dogs per property, or three with a permit. Note, all dogs must be registered regardless of the number permitted on a property.


What is proposed?


Proposed
PropertyNumber of dogs allowed without Council approvalNumber of dogs allowed with Council approval
Units, townhouses, multi-dwelling premises, including retirement/mature age villages2No additional dogs may be kept
0 to 2,000m223
2,001 to 10,000m234
Over 10,001m24No additional dogs may be kept
Prescribed dogs* (fostered dogs, show dogs, agility dogs). Animal keeping of prescribed dogs is subject to conditions.As per allowable lot size limit and property type4
Premises where a kennel or pet shop approval exists, the number of dogs allowed to be kept is not subject to these restrictions.


Did you know?

Redlands Coast has:

  • 57,574 residential properties under 2,000m2 in size, on which there are 25,780 dogs
  • 2,930 properties 2,001 to 10,000m2 in size, on which there are 1,872 dogs
  • 1,365 residential properties more than 10,001m2 in size, on which there are 905 dogs (comprising 176 residential / aged care / mobile home parks, and 729 individual residential properties)

Have your say

Read Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2015, and Subordinate Local Law No. 1.5 (Keeping of Animals) 2015, available in documents, and have your say using the submission tab below before community engagement closes on 8 July 2021.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    To make a properly made submission you will need to provide your name and address, state whether you support or oppose the proposed changes and provide any information that supports you view.

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Page published: 31 May 2021, 12:15 PM