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The Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees Bylaw

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This page contains information on the Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees Bylaw.
Updated: 17/10/2017 8:26 p.m.

2017 Review

Council is generally required to review its bylaws at least every 10 years.  Council has this year review the Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees Bylaw, and is proposing to revoke the current bylaw and replace it with a new bylaw, called the 'Animals Bylaw'.

Consultation on the proposal closed on 15 October this year.  Council will hear submitters on 1 November, deliberate on the issues raised in submissions on 22 November and is scheduled to confirm the final format of the Bylaw in mid December. 

Follow the links below to the Statement of Proposal and the proposed new Bylaw for further information on what we consulted on with the community.

Statement of Proposal [821kb]

Proposed Animals Bylaw [330kb]

Current Bylaw

The Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees Bylaw controls the keeping of pigs, horses, goats, cattle, birds, bees, poultry and other animals in localities where the keeping of them is, or is likely to become, a nuisance or dangerous or cause injury to any person.

Downnload the bylaw by clicking on the link below. The document opens in a new window.  The document opens in a new window.

The Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees Bylaw [41kb]

For further information about owner responsibilites for animals follow the link below.




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