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Domestic Animal Management Plan

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Following extensive community consultation, the Domestic Animal Management Plan 2022-2025 was adopted at the 21 December Council Meeting.  

Have your say written to the left with a Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan document



The Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan 2022-2025 (the Draft Plan) has been prepared following extensive community engagement in August and September. Council thanks the 327 residents who completed the community survey and provided valuable information about animal management services of dogs and cats in Golden Plains Shire.

The Draft Plan outlines the key issues, objectives and management priorities of Council, as well as promotion of responsible pet ownership and the welfare of dogs and cats. It also proposes a number of solutions to protect the community and environment from pet-nuisances – in accordance with Victorian Government standards.

Under the Victorian Government’s Domestic Animals Act (1994), every Council in Victoria must prepare a domestic animal management plan every four years. 

Engagement Update

Engagement Update: 

Thank you to the 327 community members who guided the Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan by completeing the Domestic Animal Management Survey earlier this year.

The Draft Plan was on public exhibition from Wednesday 27 October to Wednesday 17 November. Council thanks the community members who provided feedback on the Draft Plan during this period. 

The Domestic Animal Management Plan 2022-2025 was adopted by Council at its December 2021 meeting. 

Read the Plan


23 August 2021

Community survey opened.

13 September 2021

Community survey closed.

September/October 2021

Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan created.

Tuesday 26 October 2021

Council endorses the Draft Plan for public exhibition.

Wednesday 27 October 2021

Public exhibition period begins. Feedback opened.

Wednesday 17 November 2021

Public exhibition period ends at 11.59pm. Feedback closes.

Late 2021

Final Plan to be presented to Council to be considered for adoption.

Contact Information

Matthew Sims
Coordinator Community Safety
5220 7111
Project Category: 
Community Safety
Last Updated: 
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Project Status: 
Past Project
Council has adopted its Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan 2022-2025.

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Golden Plains Shire spans the Traditional lands of the Wadawurrung and Eastern Maar people. Council acknowledges them as the traditional Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land and pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders and Eastern Maar Elders past, present and emerging. Council extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ppeople who are part of Golden Plains Shire.