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Last days to have your say on pets and public spaces

Monday 22 November 2021


The first phase of consultation on Bayside's next Domestic Animal Management Plan closes on Sunday 28 November 2021.

Bayside has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in Victoria. With finite space and a growing population, it’s important we have a Domestic Animal Management Plan that balances everyone’s needs.

We’re encouraging everyone – those with pets and those without – to get involved and tell us their needs and concerns. This will help Council to set actions, plan programs and invest resources over the next four years where they’ll make the biggest difference.

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Dog-poop disposal, off-leash times, on-leash rules, and wandering cats are all part of the conversation among not only pet owners but everyone who enjoys our foreshore, sportsgrounds, parks, and open spaces.

Feedback from this first phase of consultation will inform actions in a draft Domestic Animal Management Plan. Further consultation on the draft Plan will occur in early 2022.

We've posted or emailed a survey to 5,600 randomly selected Bayside households. If you received a printed survey in the mail or email invite (from please complete that version (not this one) as it will help improve the quality of our analysis.

Tell us what you think before consultation closes on 28 November 2021.

Have your say