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Help Shape The Animal Management Plan

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Monday, 23 August 2021 - 4:00pm
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Golden Plains Shire Council Domestic Animal Management Plan Survey

Council is preparing its new Domestic Animal Management Plan and is seeking input from members of the Golden Plains community.

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

A Domestic Animal Management Plan is a Council document that focuses on the management of dogs and cats, and this Plan will outline the key issues, objectives and priorities in Golden Plains Shire. The aim of a Domestic Animal Management Plan is to promote responsible pet ownership and the welfare of cats and dogs in the community, while protecting the community and environment from pet-related nuisances.

To help guide the new Plan, community members are invited to complete the Domestic Animal Management Plan Survey. The survey is open from 23 August to 13 September, 2021, and there are a number of ways for residents to complete the survey, including online, by email or by post.

The digital survey is available for completion at Council’s website: Community members can also download the survey from the website or collect a hard-copy from one of Council’s Customer Service Centres, and return the completed survey by:

  • Email to [email protected]
  • Mail to Golden Plains Shire Council, PO Box 111, Bannockburn, VIC, 3331, marked ‘Attention: Domestic Animal Management Plan’
  • Drop the completed form at a Council Customer Service Centre, 2 Pope Street, Bannockburn or The Well, 19 Heales Street, Smythesdale.

Golden Plains Shire Mayor Cr Helena Kirby encourages interested community members to have their say.

“Council is embarking on its new Domestic Animal Management Plan and community members are able to help shape the new Plan by completing our survey online, by email or by post.

“With questions on pet registration, wandering cats, dog aggression and dog parks, we want to hear from pet owners, local residents and those who work in animal-related businesses to make sure the new Plan reflects the needs of our Golden Plains communities.

“Council will use the survey results to inform the new Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan, to be adopted by December.”

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Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.