Dogs Amendment Local Law 2017

The City of Vincent resolved on 25 July 2017 to make the City of Vincent Dogs Amendment Local Law 2017, for the purposes of public comment.

The purpose of the Dogs Amendment Local Law 2017 is to amend the Dogs Local Law 2007 in order to delete references to a "pound keeper", to update references to prescribed forms and to remove PART 5 and schedules 4 and 5 relating to dogs in public places.

The effect of the Dogs Amendment Local Law 2017 is to align the City's Dogs Local Law with controls over dogs which exist under the Dog Act 1976 and Dog Regulations 2013.

Significantly, one of the effects of the proposed amendment would be to allow dogs in to business premises where the owner of the premises gives their permission for this to occur. This change was introduced partly as a response to feedback from business owners that they would like to be able to operate in a more "dog-friendly" manner.

A copy of the proposed City of Vincent Dogs Amendment Local Law 2017 can be found here and are also available at the City of Vincent Library and Civic Centre.

Comments and submissions can be made, prior to 25 September 2017, by email to mail@vincent.wa.gov.au.