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We'd like to hear your thoughts on changes to the Porirua City Dog Control Bylaw and Policy
In recent years the Porirua City Council have seen an increase in serious dog attacks causing injury to people. We are proposing amendments to the dog control bylaw and policy which aim to improve safety in our city while also recognising that regulation and controls for dogs and dog ownership, including fairer fees for responsible dog owners, will improve dog management and mitigate potential adverse aspects of dog ownership in Porirua City.
We are updating the Porirua City Council Dog Control Policy and Bylaw for the purpose of:
The Dog control policy and bylaw outline the Council’s regulations and management plan for dog ownership and recreational dog activity for Porirua City. They are intended to provide for the positive aspects of dog ownership and management while recognising the contribution made to the community and economy of Porirua City.
The Dog Control Act 1996 (the Act) also sets out the legal requirements and controls in place for dog controls and ownership. The Act also outlines what council must include in a dog control policy (s10), dog control bylaw (s20), and the public consultation requirements for both documents.
This proposal provides information to the public on the updates made to our proposed Dog Control Policy, Dog Control Bylaw, and the schedule of registration fees.
|18 January 2021||Submissions open|
|21 February 2021||Submissions close|
|4 March 2021||Submitters present to Te Puna Kōrero|
|24 March 2021||Te Puna Kōrero deliberates, changes are agreed, and a recommendation made to the Council|
|15 April 2021||Council adopts the Dog Control Policy and Bylaw|
Write to us
If you don’t have access to a computer, please call our contact centre on 04 237 5089 to request that a hardcopy be posted out to you
Submissions close on Sunday 21 February 2021.
The hearing will be held on Thursday 4 March 2021.
Have your say online - PoriruaCity.govt.nz online Portal
If you have any questions, or would like a little more information, please email Hadyn.Butler@poriruacity.govt.nz with "Dog Control Query" in the subject line.
All submissions are public information. This supports our drive to be as transparent as possible, but, if there are any personal details you don’t want made public, please let us know.