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Domestic Animal Management Plan – Have Your Say

26 May 2017


Are you a dog or cat owner? Do you face any challenges owning a pet in Maroondah? Would you like to see more done in the area of animal management?

Council is preparing a new Domestic Animal Management Plan (DAMP), which will help guide animal management services over the next four years. To help us prepare the plan, we are asking for community feedback from pet owners and non-pet owners alike.

All Victorian Councils must complete a DAMP every four years as a statutory requirement under the Domestic Animals Act 1994.

Maroondah Mayor Councillor Tony Dib said ensuring the community’s views were heard, understood and considered was essential to the development of the plan.

“Here in Maroondah, we’re proud of our reputation as a pet-friendly city. Our aim is to encourage people to manage pets in a way that protects the health and welfare of the animal, while carefully balancing those interests with the broader community,” Cr Dib said.

“Council recognises that pets are an integral part of many people’s lives. Whether it be for companionship, promoting health and fitness or social interaction, it’s important we understand what matters most to the community when it comes to responsible pet ownership.”

You can share your thoughts with us by either:

  • completing our Domestic Animal Management Plan online survey
  • picking up a copy of the survey at a Customer Service Centre or Croydon Library
  • writing to us at maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au or PO BOX 156, Ringwood 3134
  • speaking to our Local Laws team by calling 1300 88 22 23 or 9298 4598.

All feedback must be received by Friday 9 June.

For more information, visit our Domestic Animal Managment Plan webpage or call Council on 1300 88 22 33 or 9298 4598.

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