18-11 – Companion Animals Regulation 2008 Review

Category: Circular to Councils Status: Active
Circular Details:  18-11/ 23 April 2018 / A585581 Contact: Policy Team / 02 4428 4100
Previous Circular: Nil Attachments: Nil
Who should read this: General Managers / Rangers / Pounds Action required: Response to OLG
PDF Version: Council Circular 18-11 – PDF

What’s new or changing

  • The Companion Animals Regulation 2008 (the Regulation) is undergoing statutory review by the NSW Government. The Regulation, which is made under the Companion Animals Act 1998, provides key information about how companion animals (pet cats and dogs) are identified, registered and managed in NSW.

What this will mean for your council

  • In accordance with requirements for the making and review of subordinate legislation, a Draft Regulation and Regulatory Impact Statement have been prepared for public consultation and comment.
  • The preparation of these documents was informed by responses to the Companion Animals Regulation Discussion Paper consultation in 2017.

Key points

  • The documents are available on the Office of Local Government website
  • Submissions are now invited and may be submitted online via the website or by posting to Locked Bag 3015 Nowra NSW 2541.
  • Submissions may be submitted until 5.00pm Tuesday 22 May 2018.

Tim Hurst Save
Acting Chief Executive