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Draft Policy for Commercial Dog Walking Businesses


Consultation is now closed

Ran from Friday 16 August 2013 to 5pm Friday 27 September 2013


Manager – Open Space
Ph: (02) 9911 3566

Council recently consulted with the community on a policy and registration system which requires commercial dog walkers to register with Council and comply with certain conditions in order to operate their business on public land.

A draft policy was been prepared, which set out conditions for the use of its parks and reserves by commercial dog walking businesses. It outlined a registration system whereby commercial dog walkers must register with Council, provide a copy of their public liability insurance and then comply with certain conditions.

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What Next?

A further report which addressed the feedback received during the consultation period was submitted to Council for consideration at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 21 October 2013.  Council resolved to adopt the policy and place on exhibition the proposed fees and charges associated (i.e. the Initial Registration Application - $50 and Annual Fee - $200.  A further report will be submitted to Council regarding any submissions received on the proposed fees at an upcoming Council meeting.