Draft Animal Management & Exercise Plan 2020-2025

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By 2024, there will be around 24,000 dogs and 20,000 cats in Cockburn. As our furry family grows, so does the need for clear objectives on driving responsible pet ownership and ensuring that facilities are appropriately accessible and equipped to manage the growing population of pets.

Using insight from the community, a draft Animal Management & Exercise Plan has been compiled. This plan is only a draft and needs your feedback and ideas for improvement. A finalised plan will be presented to Council for adoption in September.

The purpose of this draft plan is to:

  • Encourage responsible dog and cat ownership
  • Provide sufficient, safe spaces for pets, people and wildlife
  • Manage feral cats
  • Embrace digital technology initiatives in animal management

Understand the Plan

Reading iconRead the Fact Sheet on the draft Plan

Reading iconRead the draft Animal Management & Exercise Management Plan 2020-2025

Hard copies available at City of Cockburn Administration (9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood) or any City of Cockburn Library.

Learn More

Facebook Live Event
Thursday 13 August, 5:30pm
facebook.com/CityOfCockburn


information iconListening Post
Cockburn Gateway Shopping City (near Australia Post)
Saturday 15 August, 8:30am - 5pm



Have Your Say

Comments close 5pm, Wednesday 26 August 2020

Comment form iconOnline Comment Form
Click here

Envelope IconWrite a Submission
comment@cockburn.wa.gov.au
City of Cockburn, P O Box 1215, Bibra Lake WA 6965


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Radonich Park, Beeliar
Tuesday 11 August, 5pm - 6:30pm
Drop by at any time, you will find us in yellow vests



MacFaull Park, Spearwood
Wednesday 12 August, 5pm - 6:30pm
Drop by at any time, you will find us in yellow vests



Woodman Point Recreation Reserve, Coogee
Sunday 16 August, 7:30am - 10:30am
Drop by at any time, you will find us in yellow vests (near the Beach Kiosk)



By 2024, there will be around 24,000 dogs and 20,000 cats in Cockburn. As our furry family grows, so does the need for clear objectives on driving responsible pet ownership and ensuring that facilities are appropriately accessible and equipped to manage the growing population of pets.

Using insight from the community, a draft Animal Management & Exercise Plan has been compiled. This plan is only a draft and needs your feedback and ideas for improvement. A finalised plan will be presented to Council for adoption in September.

The purpose of this draft plan is to:

  • Encourage responsible dog and cat ownership
  • Provide sufficient, safe spaces for pets, people and wildlife
  • Manage feral cats
  • Embrace digital technology initiatives in animal management

Understand the Plan

Reading iconRead the Fact Sheet on the draft Plan

Reading iconRead the draft Animal Management & Exercise Management Plan 2020-2025

Hard copies available at City of Cockburn Administration (9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood) or any City of Cockburn Library.

Learn More

Facebook Live Event
Thursday 13 August, 5:30pm
facebook.com/CityOfCockburn


information iconListening Post
Cockburn Gateway Shopping City (near Australia Post)
Saturday 15 August, 8:30am - 5pm



Have Your Say

Comments close 5pm, Wednesday 26 August 2020

Comment form iconOnline Comment Form
Click here

Envelope IconWrite a Submission
comment@cockburn.wa.gov.au
City of Cockburn, P O Box 1215, Bibra Lake WA 6965


People IconPop-Ups
Radonich Park, Beeliar
Tuesday 11 August, 5pm - 6:30pm
Drop by at any time, you will find us in yellow vests



MacFaull Park, Spearwood
Wednesday 12 August, 5pm - 6:30pm
Drop by at any time, you will find us in yellow vests



Woodman Point Recreation Reserve, Coogee
Sunday 16 August, 7:30am - 10:30am
Drop by at any time, you will find us in yellow vests (near the Beach Kiosk)



Consultation has concluded
  • Project Update: September 2020

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    16 Sep 2020

    The final plan has been adopted

    Following closure of the comment period, the City reviewed and made some changes to the draft Animal Management and Exercise Plan.

    The changes included:

    • Woodman Point, Coogee: Change to a dogs prohibited area (south of Ammunition Jetty to the intersection with current dogs off-leash area)
    • Allendale Park, North Lake: Trial as a dogs off-leash area

    The final plan was presented to Council for adoption at the 10 September 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting. Council voted to approve and adopt the plan.

    • Click here to read a summary of the community's feedback on the plan
    • Click here to read the final plan
    • Click here to read the Council Meeting Agenda or Minutes

    For more information contact the City of Cockburn Rangers and Community Safety Department on 08 9411 3444 or customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au.

  • Project Update: September 2020

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    03 Sep 2020

    Thank you for helping to shape our cats and dogs plan.

    What Our Community Said

    The draft Animal Management and Exercise Plan was released for comment through August 2020. The project page was visited over 4000 times and we received over 700 responses through our survey and written submissions. Here is a snapshot of the survey responses:

    • Over 75% support responsible dog ownership initiatives, such as more Rangers and public education programs
    • Over 75% support improvements to signage and dog exercise parks
    • There were differing opinions on where dogs should be allowed off-leash, however there was clear opposition to Woodman Point being a dogs off-leash area
    • Over 70% support feral and domestic cat management initiatives, such as controls in conservation reserves and a review of laws
    • Over 60% support technology initiatives to manage animals, such as geo-fencing and solar powered lights at dog parks

    What Happens Now?

    The plan is being reviewed in light of feedback from our community and advice from animal management experts.

    A revised plan will be presented to Council for final approval at the 10 September Ordinary Council Meeting. A copy of the agenda will be available on the City's website a week prior. You will find it here.

    For more information on this project, please contact the City of Cockburn on 08 9411 3444 or customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au.