Pursuant to section 113 of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 (AMCDA) Douglas Shire Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting on 31 August 2021 to approve a systematic inspection program to be carried out within the Douglas Shire.
Purpose and Scope of Program
To ensure that all dogs over the age of twelve (12) weeks are registered in accordance with the AMCDA. Authorised persons may visit and inspect properties between the hours of 7:30am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
The systematic inspection program for compliance with the registration requirements of section 46 of the AMCDA will commence on 11 October 2021 and end on or before 6 months from that date.
Properties to be Inspected
Properties may be inspected within any areas of the Douglas Shire.
Access to Resolution and Program
The public may inspect or obtain a copy of Council’s resolution and the systematic inspection program at Council’s Customer Service Centres. These documents will also be available for viewing on Council’s website www.douglas.qld.gov.au until the end of the program.
Why do the Inspection Program?
Community safety and sustainable communities are a priority for Douglas Shire Council.
To assist in achieving this, Council aims to educate dog owners on their responsibilities and ensure compliance with the requirements for owning a dog.
While officers may be able to complete the inspection without having to enter your property, section 111 of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 provides ‘Powers of Entry’ for an authorised person under an approved inspection program.
Council Officers will not enter a property if they don’t have to.