Sunshine Coast Council adopted the Management plan for domestic animals (cats and dogs) 2021–2030 on 24 June 2021. The new 10-year plan incorporates feedback from the community, including from pet owners and non-pet owners, with a goal to create harmonious co-existence between people, pets and places.
The plan provides the framework for the delivery of animal management services and initiatives over the next 10 years.
The management plan replaces the domestic animal management (cats and dogs) strategy 2014-2020.
To identify our objectives and to prioritise what is important, council has developed three themes to guide the new plan:
- educated informed people
- happy healthy pets
- safe and inclusive places.
These objectives will assist council to be responsive to the evolving needs and expectations of the community.
The purpose of the plan is to:
- empower responsible pet ownership through education
- provide service excellence in animal management
- ensure places and spaces are safe, sustainable, accessible and environmentally friendly
- build capacity for council and the community to work together
- guide and strengthen partnerships with 4PAWS, SCARS and the RSPCA
- cultivate creative and innovative approaches and technologies that support harmonious co-existence between people, pets and places.
The management plan for domestic animals (cats and dogs) 2021-2030 provides the framework for the delivery of animal management services and initiatives over the next 10 years.
The plan is guided by the Queensland Government Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 and the Sunshine Coast Council Local Law and Subordinate Local Law No. 2.
Council acknowledges that our community is dynamic and the needs, challenges and opportunities in animal management will continue to grow and evolve. The management plan for domestic animals (cats and dogs) 2021 – 2030 will be evaluated annually to ensure it meets legislative requirements and is reflective of the community needs.
For more information about the plan refer to: