Companion Animals Management Plan (Review)

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Council's Companion Animals Management Plan establishes how Council will manage the care, control and management of both dogs and cats throughout the Bellingen Shire. It was first adopted by Council in 2016 and is currently under review.

Following its October 2019 Meeting Council resolved to place the draft policy on public exhibition from Monday, 2 March 2020 until Monday 06 April 2020.

The document can be downloaded from the Document Library and hard copies are available from Council's Administrative Centre, Hyde Street Bellingen as well as the Bellingen, Dorrigo and Urunga Libraries.

Council will also reviewing current leash free areas and introducing new locations.

Drop-In Session
A drop-in session for feedback for all interested community members will be held in the

  • Bellingen Shire Council Chambers on Tuesday 10 March from 2.00pm – 4.00pm.
  • Dorrigo Library on Thursday 12 March from 2.00pm – 4.00pm.
  • Urunga Library on Wednesday 18 March from 2.00pm – 4.00pm.
  • Mylestom Alma Doepel Park on Wednesday 18 March from 10.00am – 12.00am.

Council invites written submission regarding the Draft Plan by 4.30pm Monday 06 April 2020. They must be titled ‘Draft Companion Animals Management Plan’ and addressed to:

The General Manager, Bellingen Shire Council, either by post: PO Box 117, BELLINGEN NSW 2454 or submitted via email: council@bellingen.nsw.gov.au(External link)

For further details please contact Glen Pereira, Group Leader Building and Regulation, on 6655 7300 between 8.30am and 4.30pm weekdays.




Council's Companion Animals Management Plan establishes how Council will manage the care, control and management of both dogs and cats throughout the Bellingen Shire. It was first adopted by Council in 2016 and is currently under review.

Following its October 2019 Meeting Council resolved to place the draft policy on public exhibition from Monday, 2 March 2020 until Monday 06 April 2020.

The document can be downloaded from the Document Library and hard copies are available from Council's Administrative Centre, Hyde Street Bellingen as well as the Bellingen, Dorrigo and Urunga Libraries.

Council will also reviewing current leash free areas and introducing new locations.

Drop-In Session
A drop-in session for feedback for all interested community members will be held in the

  • Bellingen Shire Council Chambers on Tuesday 10 March from 2.00pm – 4.00pm.
  • Dorrigo Library on Thursday 12 March from 2.00pm – 4.00pm.
  • Urunga Library on Wednesday 18 March from 2.00pm – 4.00pm.
  • Mylestom Alma Doepel Park on Wednesday 18 March from 10.00am – 12.00am.

Council invites written submission regarding the Draft Plan by 4.30pm Monday 06 April 2020. They must be titled ‘Draft Companion Animals Management Plan’ and addressed to:

The General Manager, Bellingen Shire Council, either by post: PO Box 117, BELLINGEN NSW 2454 or submitted via email: council@bellingen.nsw.gov.au(External link)

For further details please contact Glen Pereira, Group Leader Building and Regulation, on 6655 7300 between 8.30am and 4.30pm weekdays.