Animal consultations respond to community priorities

Hume City Council is encouraging residents to have a say on proposed changes to the management of dogs in public places and the upcoming Domestic Animal Management Plan.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Drew Jessop, said that the consultations would address the needs of animals, their owners, the wider community and environment.

“Hume residents are passionate about their pets, and with 18829 registered dogs and 6515 registered cats, it’s important that we plan for and provide an environment where animals and people continue to coexist peacefully.”

“To ensure this occurs, we want to hear from animal owners and non-animal owners across the municipality.”

Hume City Council is seeking community feedback on:

  • Proposed changes to designated dogs off leash, on leash and prohibited areas
  • Proposed changes to the management of dogs in public places
  • Information on community priorities and attitudes to assist in the formation of the new Domestic Animal Management Plan.

 Cr Jessop said the Dogs In Public Places Review has identified opportunities to foster increased responsible dog ownership and new off leash, on leash and prohibited areas.

“Currently, there are 40 dogs off leash and six dogs prohibited areas across Hume. Council has identified 11 new dogs off leash areas, as well as changes to dogs prohibited and on leash areas,” Cr Jessop said.

“We are giving both dog owners and non-owners the chance to have their say on these proposed changes and much more.”

You can provide feedback by visiting us at the following sessions:

Craigieburn Festival – Craigieburn ANZAC Park
Sunday 5 March 2017, 11am–4pm

SunFest – Village Green Sunbury
Saturday 18 March 2017, 11am–4pm

Broadmeadows Street Festival – Tanderrum Way Broadmeadows
Sunday 9 April 2017, 1pm–7pm

You can also provide feedback through Your Say online or by contacting Council on 9205 2200.

Feedback closes on Thursday 13 April 2017.

Posted on 4:00 PM, 28 February 2017

Updated : 2:17 PM, 1 March 2017

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