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Community consultation – proposed new by-law

Tuesday 07 May 2019
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  • Council is considering introducing a new by-law to confine cats to their owner’s property from 9pm to 7am each day.
  • The aim is to protect wildlife and reduce the nuisance behaviour of cats.

So Council makes a decision while understanding the community’s views, people are invited to provide feedback by Monday, 27 May.

The new By-Law 7 would involve:

  • Residents requesting cages from Council to help catch cats wandering at their property
  • Council’s Community Safety Inspectors given powers to seize and detain trapped cats. If owners cannot be identified, cats  could be impounded at the RSPCA
  • Fines of $187.50 could apply to owners who don’t keep cats indoors during curfew

Provide feedback

  • Provide feedback and find answers to frequently asked question at
  • For people who don’t have internet access, feedback forms are available in hard copy with a reply paid return envelope by contacting Kylie Hann on 8375 6600 or
  • Information is also available at Council facilities.
  • Council is expected to consider community feedback at its meeting of 23 July.

Further information:

Team Leader Community Safety Luke Manuel 8375 6600 or