Domestic Animal Management Plan on public exhibition

22 November 2021

The Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan 2022 - 2026 outlines how Council will administer animal management through a number of key factors.

With a focus on responsible pet ownership, including boosting animal registration numbers and minimising harm to native animal populations, the Plan will guide operations over the next four years.

Alpine Shire Mayor Sarah Nicholas encouraged community members to share their views on the draft document.

“Domestic animal management is an important role for Council and as companion animals are so important in many people’s lives, we seek to finalise the Plan in collaboration with the community,” she said.

“People are passionate about their pets, and we understand the importance of balancing the positives of pet ownership with some of the less desirable outcomes - like the potential for dogs and cats to disturb neighbours and the impact of pets on native animal populations.

“The Plan includes the investigation of a cat curfew in 2022, and continues to support the annual subsidised desexing program.”

The Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan 2022 - 2026 is now available for public exhibition. 

Community members are invited to share their views on the draft document, which is available at Council’s Bright Office and libraries in Myrtleford and Mount Beauty.

View the document and have your say online at by 15 December 2021.

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