Draft: Companion Animals Management Plan 2014-2017

This consultation has now concluded. Your comments and submissions are appreciated.

This consultation has now concluded. Your comments and submissions are appreciated.

Public comment and formal submissions are invited on the draft Companion Animals Management Plan 2014-2017.


The Companion Animals Act 1998 makes local government responsible for many issues regarding companion dogs and cats. There is a need for the Council to determine an appropriate balance between regulatory and non-regulatory techniques to influence companion animal related activities. The draft Plan outlines the Council's strategic approach to these issues over the next 3 years.

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This consultation has now concluded. Your comments and submissions are appreciated.

Public comment and formal submissions are invited on the draft Companion Animals Management Plan 2014-2017.


The Companion Animals Act 1998 makes local government responsible for many issues regarding companion dogs and cats. There is a need for the Council to determine an appropriate balance between regulatory and non-regulatory techniques to influence companion animal related activities. The draft Plan outlines the Council's strategic approach to these issues over the next 3 years.

If you wish to submit a formal submission online you can click here or click on the "Send a Submission" tab on the tool bar below.



This consultation has now concluded. Your comments and submissions are appreciated.
  • The draft Companion Animals Management Plan 2014-2017 sets the direction of the management of companion animals over the next 3 years. Have Your Say.

    over 5 years ago

    The Council has adopted a community endorsed strategic plan ‘Sustainable Blue Mountains 2025’. The 2014-2017 Companion Animals Management Plan is consistent with the strategic plan. It also complies with the obligations placed on the Council by the NSW Companion Animals Act.

    The draft plan provides Council with the opportunity to find the balance between encouragement and support for the social benefits of pet ownership, whilst at the same time indicating a strong commitment to protecting public amenity, safety and the environment.  It guides our actions over the period July 2014 to June 2017.  These actions are grouped under:

    The Council has adopted a community endorsed strategic plan ‘Sustainable Blue Mountains 2025’. The 2014-2017 Companion Animals Management Plan is consistent with the strategic plan. It also complies with the obligations placed on the Council by the NSW Companion Animals Act.

    The draft plan provides Council with the opportunity to find the balance between encouragement and support for the social benefits of pet ownership, whilst at the same time indicating a strong commitment to protecting public amenity, safety and the environment.  It guides our actions over the period July 2014 to June 2017.  These actions are grouped under:

    • Microchipping and Registration
    • Animal wellbeing
    • Community living
    • Protection of the natural environment
    • Public amenity and open spaces
    • Pound activities
    • Educational initiatives
    • Compliance issues

    The document is supported by the Local Orders Policy - Part 1 Animal Management adopted by the Council on 17 September 2013.