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Have your say on our Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan

Exploring the possibility of an off-leash dog park in Nagambie and more ranger patrols are some of the improvements to Strathbogie Shire Council’s Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan.

The draft plan was released for public feedback today, after a community survey identified key areas for improvement.

“Our community told us there were three key areas in which they wanted to see us do more,” Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor, Cr Chris Raeburn, said.

These were:

  • Dogs wandering streets and involved in aggressive incidents
  • cats wandering away from owners’ property, and
  • more off lead dog areas within the municipality.
  • The importance of pets to Shire residents
  • Concerns about animal-related matters (nuisance animals, dog attacks, dangerous dogs and restricted breeds)
  • Ideas and resources to help locals manage and care for their pets
  • Dogs in parks and reserves, and
  • How well information provided by Council about pets and animal management addresses the needs of residents.

“To address these concerns our Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan includes more regular proactive patrols and community events promoting responsible ownership of dogs,” he said.

“We will also publicly promote the outcomes of dog attack prosecutions to discourage this type of behaviour.

“When it comes to concerns about wandering cats, we will develop educational material to promote the benefits of preventing cats from wandering and gauge community feedback on a possible cat curfew for the municipality.

“The draft plan also outlines the possibility of an off-leash dog park in the Nagambie area and if viable, it will be established during the life of this plan.”

Council is required to develop a Domestic Animal Management Plan every four years outlining the key issues, objectives and priorities for how cats and dogs are managed.

The plan covers issues such as:

Locals are encouraged to visit to share their thoughts, feedback and advice on the Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan.

Here you can read the draft plan, complete a survey or make a submission. The feedback period closes at 5pm on Friday, November 5, 2021.

Alternatively copies of the draft plan can be found at Council’s customer service centres and feedback can be provided in writing and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to 109A Binney St, Euroa, Vic, 3666.


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