A proposed new Animal, Environment and Amenity Local Law 2023 will be put to the public for comment in May, following support from the Kwinana City Council at its Ordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday, 8 March.
The purpose of the new Local Law is to repeal dated or redundant local laws; consolidate existing local laws; streamline the City’s administration process in relation to animal ownership by removing red tape where possible; and introduce modified penalties over public health issues that are currently not effectively managed or controlled.
Mayor Carol Adams said the proposed Animal, Environment and Amenity Local Law 2023 was developed following extensive benchmarking with other local governments and in consideration of the evolving needs of the community into the future.
“The proposed changes resulting from the Local Law creates new offences for burning rubbish, provides standards of cleaning and maintenance of the keeping of all animals, removes registration requirements for keeping of horses and low numbers of poultry, pigeons and bees.
“It sets limits on aviary birds and roosters, and has new provisions for vermin control including mosquitoes, rodents and cockroaches.
“It also consolidates laws relating to poultry, pigeons, bees, horses and pigs in the one Local Law with requirements including number limits and setbacks,” she said.
The proposed Animal, Environment and Amenity Local Law can be viewed as an attachment of the 8 March Ordinary Council Meeting minutes at https://www.kwinana.wa.gov.au/council/council-and-city-administration/minutes-agenda
The public consultation period will begin in May on the Love My Kwinana website.
Following the public consultation period, all submissions will be presented to Council for consideration prior to adopting the new law.