Kingston's Domestic Animal Management Plan 2021-2025

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In March 2021 Council consulted with the Kingston community, as well as local vets, domestic animal businesses and animal welfare organisations on a new Domestic Animal Management Plan for the City.

Thanks to all who provided feedback. Your input was combined with insights from a comprehensive review of Council programs and services to develop Kingston's Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan 2021-2025, to further Council's strategic approach to domestic animal planning.

You can view the Draft Plan in the Document Library to the right.

We've also created a 'Fast Facts' sheet, so you can see what Council is proposing for 2021-2025 at a glance (also in the Document Library to the right).

Have your say

What do you think of the Draft Plan? Have we got it right? You can share your views by:

1. Taking part in our online survey via the link below

2. Making a further submission by emailing info@kingston.vic.gov.au, mailing PO Box 1000 Mentone or calling 1300 653 356.

Consultation closes Friday 1 October 2021.

About Domestic Animal Management Plans

The Domestic Animals Act 1994 requires councils to have a Domestic Animal Management Plan. These plans only affects domestic dogs and cats.

The principle aim of a Domestic Animal Management Plan is to create an environment where people and pets can peacefully and safely co-exist within the community and where pet owner’s activities and those of their pets do not adversely affect the rest of the community or environment.

    • Encourage statutory compliance and promote responsible pet ownership through education and enforcement;
    • Support and facilitate the benefits of animal ownership and companionship;
    • Increase public safety and general amenity by reducing nuisances caused by dogs and cats;
    • Increase public safety by ensuring compliance by owners of declared dangerous, menacing and restricted breed dogs;
    • Provide for the welfare of cats and dogs;
    • Reduce the number of unwanted animals bred and euthanized; and
    • Ensure that Council fulfils its legislative responsibility.
    • It is important that Council receives feedback from both pet and non-pet owners.

In March 2021 Council consulted with the Kingston community, as well as local vets, domestic animal businesses and animal welfare organisations on a new Domestic Animal Management Plan for the City.

Thanks to all who provided feedback. Your input was combined with insights from a comprehensive review of Council programs and services to develop Kingston's Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan 2021-2025, to further Council's strategic approach to domestic animal planning.

You can view the Draft Plan in the Document Library to the right.

We've also created a 'Fast Facts' sheet, so you can see what Council is proposing for 2021-2025 at a glance (also in the Document Library to the right).

Have your say

What do you think of the Draft Plan? Have we got it right? You can share your views by:

1. Taking part in our online survey via the link below

2. Making a further submission by emailing info@kingston.vic.gov.au, mailing PO Box 1000 Mentone or calling 1300 653 356.

Consultation closes Friday 1 October 2021.

About Domestic Animal Management Plans

The Domestic Animals Act 1994 requires councils to have a Domestic Animal Management Plan. These plans only affects domestic dogs and cats.

The principle aim of a Domestic Animal Management Plan is to create an environment where people and pets can peacefully and safely co-exist within the community and where pet owner’s activities and those of their pets do not adversely affect the rest of the community or environment.

    • Encourage statutory compliance and promote responsible pet ownership through education and enforcement;
    • Support and facilitate the benefits of animal ownership and companionship;
    • Increase public safety and general amenity by reducing nuisances caused by dogs and cats;
    • Increase public safety by ensuring compliance by owners of declared dangerous, menacing and restricted breed dogs;
    • Provide for the welfare of cats and dogs;
    • Reduce the number of unwanted animals bred and euthanized; and
    • Ensure that Council fulfils its legislative responsibility.
    • It is important that Council receives feedback from both pet and non-pet owners.

Page last updated: 05 October 2021, 09:45