Dogs on Leads in Public Places Order | City of Casey
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Adopted 17 October 2017

Dogs on Leads in Public Places Order

Version 2.0

Purpose

To promote effective control of dogs in public places, and minimise nuisance and the risk of dog attack on people and animals.

Definitions

Council

means Casey City Council, being a body corporate constituted as a municipal Council under the Local Government Act 1989

Councillors

means the individuals holding the office of a member of Casey City Council

Council officer

means the Chief Executive Officer and staff of Council appointed by the Chief Executive Officer.

Scope

 This Order applies to all owners of dogs in the City of Casey

Context

In exercising its powers prescribed in Section 26(2) (b) (i) & (iii) of the Domestic Animals Act 1994, Council has made an Order on 16 November 1999 which imposes a condition on the presence of dogs and their means of restraint in any area of the municipal district of the City of Casey.

Policy

All dogs are to be under effective control of some person by means of a chain, cord or leash at all times in any public place other than a Council reserve, and at no time shall a person in charge of a dog allow it to cause a nuisance or annoyance to any other person in a public place or Council reserve.

Administrative updates

It is recognised that, from time to time, circumstances may change leading to the need for minor administrative changes to this document. Where an update does not materially alter this document, such a change may be made administratively. Examples include a change to the name of a Council department, a change to the name of a Federal or State Government department, and a minor update to legislation which does not have a material impact. However, any change or update which materially alters this document must be by resolution of Council.

Review

The next review of this document is scheduled for completion by 30 October 2021.

Breaches

Any breach of this order is dealt by way of penalty imposed under the provisions of the Domestic Animals Act, 1994.