Animal Management Plan

​We know that managing dogs and cats in the Adelaide Hills is an important matter for our residents. As we draft a new five year Animal Management Plan, we are asking for your comments and considerations about responsible dog, cat and other animal management.

We are required to develop and maintain a management plan relating to dogs and cats pursuant with section 26A of the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995. These plans are referred to as Animal Management Plans and are reviewed every five years. The existing Plan expires in 2017. The consultation will be undertaken over two phases commencing in February (phase one) and July (phase two) 2017.

Important information to read before providing feedback
Recent legislative amendments to the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 will see the introduction of compulsory micro-chipping and desexing of both dogs and cats from July 2018. Please refer to the Dog and Cat Management Board for further information about legislative changes. Therefore we are not seeking feedback on these issues as they will become mandatory after July 2018.

Click here to submit your comments and feedback to be considered in developing a draft Animal Management Plan.

Alternatively, you can submit feedback in writing to:
Adelaide Hills Council
PO Box 44
Woodside SA 5244

Drop-in Sessions
We will be hosting drop-in sessions to give you the opportunity to ask questions, make comments or provide feedback.
Saturday 18 February, 10am - 12pm | Gumeracha Library
Thursday 23 February, 5:30 - 7:30pm | Coventry Library, Stirling
Saturday 25 February, 11am - 1pm | Woodside Library

Stage 1 Consultation Closing Date
Comments and feedback must be received no later than close of business 9 March 2017.
Click here to participate online.

​Feedback and comments submitted during phase one will be considered in the development of a draft Animal Management Plan. The draft Plan will then be tabled at Council for endorsement to proceed to the next phase of consultation. During phase two we will be seeking comment form our communities on the draft Plan. Click here for the step by step outline of the Animal Management Plan development process.

Dennis Rainsford, Team Leader Regulatory Services
(08) 8408 0400

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