Draft dog policy out for public comment

Published on Friday, 29 September 2023 at 10:16:50 AM

At the Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 19 September 2023, Council approved the draft Dog Management Policy for public comment.

The draft policy is to complement the Dog Amendments Local Law 2022, allowing Council to determine dog exercise, prohibited and rural leashing areas.

The objective of this policy is to provide an operational framework for the actions necessary to meet the Council’s statutory obligations and responsibilities to ensure dog ownership within the district.

The Shire of Ravensthorpe has undertaken a significant amount of community consultation over the past six months to ensure community input.

Council is committed to promoting responsible dog ownership. Dog ownership has many important benefits to the community through companionship, health promotion, general well-being as well as their use as working dogs. 

This draft Dog Management Policy is provided to assist dog owners to minimise any negative impacts on the community by determining exercise areas, prohibited and rural leashing areas, through policy, allowing Council to determine areas within the Shire of Ravensthorpe without the need to amend the Local Law. 

Now open for public comment

A copy of the draft Dog Management Policy is available for inspection at both Shire of Ravensthorpe offices in Hopetoun and Ravensthorpe.  

View and download the draft policy here.

Submissions must be in writing by 5.00pm, Friday 27 Oct 2023.

Email: shire@ravensthorpe.wa.gov.au

Via post: 

Natalie Bell

Shire of Ravensthorpe

PO Box 43

Ravensthorpe WA 6346 

Or dropped off in person at each Shire of Ravensthorpe office.

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