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                             LOCAL LAW POLICY NO 12

                    (KEEPING AND CONTROL OF ANIMALS)




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                          GOLD COAST CITY COUNCIL
                          LOCAL LAW POLICY NO 12
                    (KEEPING AND CONTROL OF ANIMALS)

Authorising provision of Local law (section):
6. Requirement to hold Permit

Subject:
Specification of animals which may only be kept if a permit is obtained from the Council

Policy:
       Dogs - allotment less than 600m²

A permit is required to keep more than one (1) dog on any land having an area less than 600m².
However, such a permit is not required for the keeping of more than one greyhound on land
having an area less than 600m² if all greyhounds kept on such land are registered with the
Greyhound Racing Authority of Queensland.

       Dogs - allotment greater than 600m²

A permit is required to keep more than two (2) dogs on any other land having an area greater than
600m² (except land which is the subject of a kennel permit under Part 2, Division 4 of the Local
Law). However, such a permit is not required for the keeping of more than two greyhounds on
land having an area greater than 600m² if all greyhounds kept on such land are registered with the
Greyhound Racing Authority of Queensland.

       Horses, Cattle and other animals of a similar size

A permit is required to keep more than one (1) horse, ox or other animals of a similar size on land
where the land has an area greater than 2,000m² but less than 40,000m² and the number of
animals being kept exceeds the density of one animal per 4,000m2.

example 1

        Land area: 25,000m²
        Number of animals being kept: 8
        Density of animals to land area (25,000): one animal per 3,125m2
                                           8
        Permit required? YES




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example 2

        Land area: 25,000m²
        Number of animals being kept: 6
        Density of animals to land area (25,000): one animal per 4,166m2
                                           6
        Permit required? NO

In this provision, a reference to the term "ox or other animal" includes a reference to a cow, bull
or other similar large ruminant quadruped.

       Sheep, Goats, Pigs and other animals of a similar size

A permit is required to keep more than one (1) sheep, goat or other animal of a similar size on
land where the land has an area greater than 2,000m² but less than 40,000m² and the number of
animals being kept exceeds the density of one animal per 4,000m2.

example 1

        Land area: 25,000m²
        Number of animals being kept: 8
        Density of animals to land area (25,000): one animal per 3,125m2
                                           8

        Permit required? YES

example 2

        Land area: 25,000m²
        Number of animals being kept: 6
        Density of animals to land area (25,000): one animal per 4,166m2
                                           6

        Permit required? NO

       Cats

A permit is required to keep more than two (2) cats on any allotment or any separate premises.




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       Budgerigars, Canaries and other birds of a similar size - allotment less than 300m² or
        upon any residential premises which involves the use of property used in common with
        others

A permit is required to keep more than four (4) of these types of birds on an allotment less than
300m² or upon any residential premises which involves the use of property used in common with
others.

Examples of residential premises which involve the use of property used in common with others
includes units, caravan parks, relocatable home parks and retirement villages where occupiers do
not have an area of land under their exclusive possession and control. This provision does not
apply to group title developments if these types of birds are kept at a group title residence on a lot
with an area exceeding 300m² having its own separate title. Similarly, this provision does not
apply to retirement villages involving leasehold tenure if these types of birds are kept at a
residence having its own separate leasehold lot with an area exceeding 300m².

       Budgerigars, Canaries and other birds of a similar size - allotment greater than 300m²

A permit is required to keep more than twenty (20) of these types of birds on any allotment
having an area greater than 300m² if the keeper of these types of birds is not a member of an
avicultural club or association who have a code of practice for the keeping of these types of birds,
which code of practice has been approved by the Council.

       Cockatoos, Galahs and other birds of a similar size

A permit is required to keep more than one (1) cockatoo, galah or other birds of a similar size on
an allotment of less than 4000m².

       Pigeons - allotment greater than 800m²

A permit is required to keep more than twenty (20) pigeons on any allotment greater than 800m²
if the keeper of the pigeons is not a member of a pigeon racing club or association who have a
code of practice for the keeping of pigeons, which code of practice has been approved by the
Council.

       Bees

A permit is required to keep bees if the keeper of the bees is not a member of a bee keepers
association who have a code of practice for the keeping of bees, written by the Queensland
Department of Primary Industries Apiculture Section and approved by the Council.




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       Geese, Ducks, Chickens, Turkeys and other Poultry (except Roosters)

A permit is required to keep more than six (6) geese, ducks, chickens, turkeys or other poultry
(except roosters) on land where the land has an area greater than 800m2 but less than 4,000m2.

       Recognised Animal Breeder Permit

The preceding provisions of this part of the policy (dealing with specification of the number of
animals which may only be kept if a permit is obtained form the Council) and subsequent
provisions of this policy (dealing with the specifications of the number of animals the keeping of
which is absolutely prohibited) do not apply if those particular animals are kept pursuant to a
permit issued by the Council to a recognised animal breeder for the keeping of a particular
recognised breed of animals.
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Authorising provision of Local law (section):
8. Requirement to register animal

Subject:
Specification of animals which may only be kept if registered with the Council

Policy:
       Dogs

The keeper of a dog over the age of 6 months must register the dog.

The keeper of a dog under the age of 6 months which has been impounded pursuant to the local
law must register the dog.

The keeper of a dog under the age of 6 months which has been acquired from an animal welfare
agency (such as the RSPCA or Animal Protection League) must register the dog.

However, a dog is not required to be registered if it:-

1.      (a)     is registered with another local government under a law comparable to the local
                law; and(a)    is registered with another local government under a law
                comparable to the local law; and

        (b)     is being kept within the area for a period not exceeding 60 days; and

        (c)     wears an identifying tag which identifies the other local government and the
                relevant registration number or other registration details; or

2.      is registered with the Greyhound Racing Authority of Queensland; orregistered with the
        Greyhound Racing Control Board of Queensland; or

3.      is registered with another local government which Council has determined, by resolution,
        has reciprocal registration rights with Council registered with another local government
        which Council has determined, by resolution, has reciprocal registration rights with
        Council.

The Council may refuse to recognise the exception (in paragraph 1) unless the keeper of the dog
satisfies it as to paragraph (b) by, for example, providing a statutory declaration.




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Authorising provision of Local law (section):
9. Obligation to register

Section 9(2)

Subject:
Specification of requirements for identifying tag for registered animal

Policy:
The identifying tag is of a material of a type supplied by the Council from time to time containing
the registration number of the animal and indicating that it has been issued by the Council. The
tag must be worn attached to a collar.




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Authorising provision of Local law (section):
9. Obligation to register

Section 9(3)

Subject:
Exceptions from the requirement to wear an identifying tag

Policy:
The keeper of a show dog may be granted a exemption from the requirement to wear an
identifying tag.

Such an exemption:-

        (a)     is given by letter signed by the Council’s delegate; and

        (b)     may be granted only upon a keeper producing evidence (by way, for example, of
                statutory declaration), that the keeper has a bona fide belief that the affixation of a
                collar and identifying tag would adversely affect the dog's coat for show purposes;
                and

        (c)     will not be granted unless the dog is registered with the Canine Control Council
                and the keeper produces a certificate verifying such registration; and

        (d)     may be withdrawn at any time by letter signed by the Council’s delegate.




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Authorising provision of Local law (section):
10. Prohibition of Certain Animals

Subject:
Specification of animals the keeping of which is absolutely prohibited.

Policy:
        Dogs

1.       This section specifies the circumstances where the keeping of a dog in the Area is
         prohibited absolutely:
         (1)    A person must not keep a restricted dog in the Area after whichever is the later of:
                (a)      1st July, 2003; and
                (b)      the date of commencement of Gold Coast City Council Keeping and
                         Control of Animals (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 2) 2003.
         (2)    The prohibition imposed in subsection (1) does not apply if the restricted dog:
                (a)      was registered with the Local Government before the date of
                         commencement of Gold Coast City Council Keeping and Control of
                         Animals (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 2) 2003; and
                (b)      is kept in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 17A, Parts 2 and 3
                         of the Local Government Act 1993 pertaining to the keeping of a restricted
                         dog.
         (3)    The keeping of more than 4 dogs is absolutely prohibited (except on premises
                which are the subject of a kennel permit under Part 2, Division 4 of the Local
                Law).
         (4)    For the purposes of this section “restricted dog” has the meaning given by section
                1193E of the Local Government Act 19931.’.



1
 Section 1193 of the Local Government Act 1993 provides that a “restricted dog” is a dog –
         (a)       of a breed as follows –
                   (i)        dogo Argentino;
                   (ii)       file Brasileiro;
                   (iii)      Japanese tosa; or
         (b)       of the type commonly known as “American pit bull terrier” or “pit bull terrier”; or
         (c)       of a breed or type prescribed under a regulation; or
         (d)       that is a crossbreed, or the offspring of, a dog of a breed or type mentioned in paragraph (a), (b)
                   or (c), whether or not the dog appears to be a dog of that type or breed.
Also, a dog is a “restricted dog” if it is the subject of a restricted dog declaration.

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       Cats

The keeping of more than four cats is absolutely prohibited (except on premises which are the
subject of a cattery permit under Part 2, Division 4 of the Local law).

       Roosters, Peacocks, Ostriches, Emus

The keeping of any roosters, peacocks, ostriches and/or emus is absolutely prohibited on an
allotment less than 4000m².

       Horses, Cattle, and other animals of a similar size

The keeping of any horses, cattle and/or other animals of a similar size is absolutely prohibited on
land less than 2000m².(except where as an approved use under the Town Planning Scheme)
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       Sheep, Goats, Pigs and other animals of a similar size

The keeping of any sheep, goats, pigs and/or other animals of a similar size is absolutely
prohibited on land less than 2000m².

       Geese, Ducks, Chickens, Turkeys and other Poultry

The keeping of any geese, ducks, chickens, turkeys and/or other poultry is absolutely prohibited
on an allotment less than 800m².

The keeping of more than thirty (30) geese, ducks, chickens, turkeys and/or poultry on an
allotment having an area of 800m2 or more is absolutely prohibited. (except where as an approved
use under the Town Planning Scheme)

       Pigeons

The keeping of any pigeons is absolutely prohibited on an allotment less than 800m².




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Authorising provision of Local law (section):
13. Prescription of minimum standards by local law policy

Subject:
Prescription of minimum standards to be complied with in relation to the keeping of animals
whether or not a permit is required.

Policy:
       All Animals

Identification

All animals must be adequately identified so that the keepers name, address and telephone
number are readily ascertainable.

Cleanliness

        (a)      Waste waters from enclosures must be drained in a nuisance free manner or as
                 directed by an authorised person.

        (b)      Any excreta, offensive material or food scraps must be collected at least once each
                 day and placed into a fly proof approved type refuse receptacle for disposal.

        (c)      The keeper must comply with any requests or directions of an authorised person
                 which are considered necessary to keep the enclosures free of nuisance.

       Horses, Cattle and other animals of a similar size

Where horses, cattle or other animals of a similar size are kept:-

        (a)      an enclosure must be constructed to prevent any such animal from going within 10
                 metres of any dwelling (except any dwelling on the allotment).

        (b)      an enclosure must also be constructed to prevent any such animal from going
                 within 10 metres of any premises (other than a domestic kitchen used solely for
                 domestic purposes by the keeper of the animals) used for the manufacture,
                 preparation or storage of food for human consumption, other than food contained
                 in hermetically sealed packages.




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       Sheep, Goats, Pigs and other animals of a similar size

Where sheep, goats, pigs or other animals of a similar size are kept:-

        (a)     an enclosure must be constructed to prevent any such animal from going within 10
                metres of any dwelling (except any dwelling on the allotment).

        (b)     an enclosure must also be constructed to prevent any such animal from going
                within 10 metres of any premises (other than a domestic kitchen used solely for
                domestic purposes by the keeper of the animals) used for the manufacture,
                preparation or storage of food for human consumption, other than food contained
                in hermetically sealed packages.


       Budgerigars, Canaries and other birds of a similar size

Where budgerigars, canaries and other birds of a similar size are kept on premises:

        (a)     They must be kept without nuisance.

        (b)     They must be contained within an enclosed cage or aviary.

        (c)     The cage or aviary must not be sited closer than 2 metres from the property
                boundaries.

        (d)     All seed and other food for the birds must be contained within a properly sealed
                and vermin proof container.

        (e)     Cages and aviaries are to be thoroughly cleaned once per week.
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       Cockatoos, Galahs and other birds of a similar size

Where cockatoos, galahs and other birds of a similar size are kept on premises:

        (a)     They must be kept without nuisance.

        (b)     They must be contained within an enclosed cage or aviary.

        (c)     The cage or aviary must not be sited closer than 2 metres from the property
                boundaries.




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        (d)     All seed and other food for the birds must be contained within a properly sealed
                and vermin proof container.

        (e)     Cages and aviaries are to be thoroughly cleaned once per week.

       Geese, ducks, chickens, roosters, turkeys and other poultry

Where geese, ducks, chickens, roosters, turkeys and other poultry are kept on premises:

        (a)     They must be kept without nuisance.

        (b)     They must be contained within an enclosure.

        (c)     The enclosure must not be sited closer than 2 metres from the property boundaries.

        (d)     All seed and other food for the birds must be contained within a properly sealed
                and vermin proof container.

        (e)     Enclosures are to be thoroughly cleaned once per week.

        (f)     The enclosure must be located at the rear of the allotment behind the residence (if
                any) situated on the allotment.

        (g)     The enclosure must be constructed to prevent any such bird from going within 10
                metres of any dwelling (except any dwelling on the allotment).

        (h)     The enclosure must also be constructed to prevent any such bird from going within
                10 metres of any premises (other than a domestic kitchen used solely for domestic
                purposes by the keeper of the birds) used for the manufacture, preparation or
                storage of food for human consumption, other than food contained in hermetically
                sealed packages.

       Pigeons

Where pigeons are kept on premises:

        (a)     They must be kept without nuisance.

        (b)     They must be kept in accordance with any code of practice for the keeping of
                pigeons, which code of practice has been approved by the Council by resolution.




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       Bees

        (a)     They must be kept without nuisance.

        (b)     The bee hive must be located so that it is not within 10 metres of any dwelling
                (except any dwelling on the allotment).

        (c)     The bee hive must also be located so that it is not within 10 metres of any
                premises (other than a domestic kitchen used solely for domestic purposes by the
                keeper of the bees) used for the manufacture, preparation or storage of food for
                human consumption, other than food contained in hermetically sealed packages.

        (d)     They must be kept in accordance with the code of practice for the keeping of bees
                written by the Queensland Department of Primary Industries Apiculture Section
                and approved by Council.

       Greyhounds

Where greyhounds are kept on premises:

        (a)     They must be kept without nuisance.

        (b)     They must be kept in accordance with the code of practice for the keeping of
                greyhounds adopted by the Greyhound Racing Authority of Queensland.
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       Cats

Where cats are kept on premises:

        (a)     They must be kept without nuisance; and

        (b)     They must be adequately identified so that the owner's name, address and
                telephone number are ascertainable.




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Authorising provision of Local law (section):
15. Criteria for granting permits; and
16. Conditions of Permits

Section 15; and
Section 16(3)

Subject:
Prescription of standard criteria for the grant of permits and conditions which will ordinarily be
applied to permits granted under the local law

Policy:
       Permit for more than one dog on an allotment less than 600m²

A permit to keep more than one dog on an allotment less than 600m² in area will only be granted
where the premises and the applicant comply with the following criteria/requirements:-

        (a)     the premises must have an adequate yard which is under the exclusive possession
                and control of the keeper;

        (b)     the yard must be suitably fenced so that it constitutes an enclosure complying with
                section 22 of the Local Law; and

        (c)     where the residential premises are on or where the applicant is entitled to make
                use of property used in common with others, written permission to keep the
                number of dogs applied for in the permit from the person or body which manages
                the common property must be produced.

Additionally, the Council may require one or more of the dogs that are the subject of the permit to
be desexed.

A permit to keep more than one dog relates only to the particular dogs identified in the
application. A permit to keep more than one dog will be subject to the following conditions
(unless the Council's delegate otherwise determines due to exceptional circumstances in a
particular case):-

        (a)     dog faeces must be collected from around the yard at least once per day, placed
                into a bag, sealed and deposited in an approve refuse bin;




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        (b)     the dogs must be kept without nuisance to neighbouring premises, including noise
                from barking or howling and smell nuisances.

       Permit for more than two dogs - allotment greater than 600m²

A permit to keep more than two dogs on an allotment greater than 600m² will only be granted
where the premises and the applicant comply with the following criteria/requirements:-

        (a)     the allotment must be appropriately sized so as to be capable of effectively and
                comfortably housing more than two dogs;

        (b)     a dwelling must exist on that allotment;

        (c)     the allotment must be provided with an enclosure complying with section 22 of
                the Local law; and

        (d)     there exists compassionate grounds for the granting of a permit.

A permit to keep more than two dogs on an allotment greater than 600m² applies only to the
particular dogs identified in the application.

If one or more of the dogs identified in the application departs the allotment the subject of the
permit, the permit shall be deemed to have lapsed.

A permit to keep more than two dogs on an allotment greater than 600m² will be subject to the
following conditions (unless the Council's delegate otherwise determines):-

        (a)     the keeper must take all measures necessary to ensure that no noise nuisance is
                caused by the persistent barking, howling or whining of any dog;

        (b)     all kennels, if provided, must be sited at the rear of the residence and kennels, runs
                and exercise yard shall be set back a minimum of 3 metres from side and rear
                boundaries and not closer than 15 metres from any dwelling (other than the
                dwelling existing upon the allotment stated in the application) in existence at the
                time of the application;

        (c)     drainage and run off from kennels must be confined to the premises;

        (d)     waste material and dog faeces must be removed daily and be disposed of in an
                approved manner;

        (e)     dog accommodation and enclosure areas must be thoroughly cleansed and
                disinfected on a regular basis to the satisfaction of an authorised person;




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        (f)     all facilities related to the keeping of dogs on the premises are to be maintained
                structurally adequate and in an aesthetically acceptable condition; and

        (g)     breeding of the dogs is absolutely prohibited.

       Permit for three or four cats

A permit to keep three or four cats will only be granted where the premises and the applicant
comply with the following criteria/requirements:-

        (a)     the premises must be appropriately sized so as to be capable of effectively and
                comfortably housing the three or four cats;

        (b)     a dwelling must exist on those premises;

        (c)     that allotment must be provided with an enclosure complying with section 22 of
                the local law; and

        (d)     there exists compassionate grounds for the granting of the permit.

If one or more of the cats identified in the application departs the premises the subject of the
permit, the permit shall be deemed to have lapsed.

A permit to keep three or four cats will be subject to the condition (unless the Council's delegate
otherwise determines) that the breeding of the cats is absolutely prohibited.

       Permits for recognised Animal Breeder

A recognised animal breeder permit will only be granted where the premises and the applicant
comply with the following criteria/requirements:-

        (a)     the applicant demonstrates by Statutory Declaration (or such other means as the
                Council’s delegate determines) that the applicant only intends to keep and breed
                the animals predominantly as a hobby and not as the applicant’s primary source of
                income;

        (b)     the animals to be kept are of a particular species or breed recognised by the
                Council;

        (c)     the animals to be kept are not of a species the keeping of which is absolutely
                prohibited by this policy;

        (d)     the premises must be appropriately sized so as to be capable of effectively and
                comfortably housing the animals to be kept;


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        (e)     a dwelling must exist on those premises;

        (f)     the premises must be provided with an enclosure complying with section 22 of
                       the local law; and

        (g)     unless otherwise specifically provided in the permit, the keeper must keep the
                animals the subject of the permit in accordance with the applicable minimum
                standards prescribed by this policy.

       Permits for other animals

Unless otherwise specifically provided in the permit, the keeper must keep the animal or animals
the subject of the permit in accordance with the applicable minimum standards prescribed by this
policy.


       Special Provisions for Pets

Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Policy, a permit may be granted allowing
for the keeping of one animal or bird per residential property as a pet provided that:

        (a)     suitable facilities for the proper care, control and exercise of the animal or bird are
                available;

        (b)     no likelihood of the creation of a nuisance to other persons exists.

The granting of any permit shall be on such terms and conditions as Council deems appropriate
and does not need to take into account the foregoing requirements of this Local Law Policy.




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Authorising provision of Local law (section):
17. Term of Permit

Subject:
Prescription of the period for which a permit is in force.

Policy:
A permit is granted for such period of time as is specified in the permit.




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Authorising provision of Local law (section):
21.       Prohibition or regulation of certain animals upon parks, reserves, foreshores and beaches.

Subject:

Description of parks, reserves, foreshores and beaches (or parts thereof) within the area where
animals are either banned or permitted subject to conditions.

Policy:

All animals other than dogs

The taking of any animal (other than a dog) on to a park, reserve, foreshore or beach under the
control of the Council is absolutely prohibited unless the keeper of such an animal or animals has
the specific written approval from an authorised person to take such an animal or animals on to
the park, reserve, foreshore or beach specified in the written approval.

Cats

Cats are absolutely prohibited on;

-         South Stradbroke Island.

-         Coombabah Reserve (the leased area of pound excepted)


Dogs

In this policy and following schedule, references to:

-         a "Division" is a reference to a division of the area established for the election of a
          councillor;

-         a "Dog Prohibited Area" is a park, reserve, foreshore or beach (or part thereof) listed in the
          following schedule where it is prohibited to take a dog or dogs;

-         a "Dog Exercise Area (Off Leash & Supervised)" is a park, reserve, foreshore or beach (or
          part thereof) listed in the following schedule where dogs may be exercised off leash but
          under off leash effective control;

A dog is under off leash effective control if:-

         it responds to the command of the person exercising the dog; and



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       it remains in the immediate vicinity of the person exercising the dog.

A person must not bring a dog or dogs on to a dog prohibited area listed in the following
schedule.

A person may bring a dog or dogs on to a Dog Exercise Area (Off Leash & Supervised) listed in
the following schedule subject to the dog or dogs being at all times under off leash effective
control.




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                                       SCHEDULE
           [Dog prohibited areas and Dog Exercise Areas (Off Leash & Supervised)]

DIVISION ONE

Dog Prohibited Areas
Nil

Dog Exercise Areas (Off Leash & Supervised)
Reserves

Olivers Sports Complex - Logan Street Eagleby (Southern end near treatment plant)
Boat Ramp Park Area - Federation Drive Bethania
Noffke Park - Station Road Bethania

Beaches

Nil

* Dogs permitted on leash in all other areas




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DIVISION TWO

Dog Prohibited Areas

Nil

Dog Exercise Areas (Off Leash & Supervised)
Reserves

August Burow Park - Alberton Road Alberton
Cecil Zipf Park - Rocky Point Road Woongoolba
Brien Harris Park - Peachey Road Ormeau
Gambamora Park - Riverside Road Oxenford
John Siganto Reserve Road Upper Coomera

Beaches

Nil

* Dogs permitted on leash in all other areas


DIVISION THREE

Dog Prohibited Areas
Paradise Park Swimming Lagoon (specifically east of the existing footpath, north to the
stormwater pipe protruding into the Broadwater and south of the Ephriam Is Bridge.)
Sporting Fields - Lae Drive Runaway Bay
South Stradbroke Island (residents and property owners excepted provided dogs are kept in an
enclosure)
Coombabah Reserve (leased area of pound excepted)
200 Metres to/from any Declared Bathing Area

Dog Exercise Areas (Off Leash & Supervised)

Reserves

Future School Site - Morala Avenue Runaway Bay
Boat Harbour Park - Abalone Avenue Paradise Point
Oyster Park, Southport Road, Hope Island
Bayview Park - Hyacinth Avenue & Bayview Street Hollywell
Council Reserve off Southport Road Hope Island
Chiba Street Park, Coombabah


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Beaches

Nil

* Dogs permitted on leash in all other areas



DIVISION FOUR

Dog Prohibited Areas
Harley Park - Labrador (including the lagoon area)
Sporting Fields - Musgrave Street Labrador
200 Metres to/from any Declared Bathing Area

Dog Exercise Areas (Off Leash & Supervised)

Reserves

Norm Rix Park - Government Road Labrador
Grassed Area - Burrows Street Biggera Waters
O’Connell Park - Cnr Morala Avenue and Ocean Street Biggera Waters
Biggera Creek Retardation Basin - Olsen Avenue to Napper Road Labrador
Abbot Park - East of Parkwood Blvd to Golf Course, west of drain to Woodland Way
Parkwood

Beaches

Nil

* Dogs permitted on leash in all other areas




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DIVISION FIVE

Dog Prohibited Areas
Nil

Dog Exercise Areas (Off Leash & Supervised)

Reserves

Pacific Pine Area Park - Coombabah Creek Gaven
Drainage Reserve - off Studio Drive (from bridge to BP Service Station)
Park area behind kindergarten - Ashford Road to swimming pool Helensvale
Salix Reserve - area between Mildura Drive and the railway line
Careel Reserve - from Careel Close to Sewerage Pump Station
Discovery Park - Discovery Drive Helensvale
Morgan Family Park - Birribi Avenue Nerang
Flood Mitigation Area (between Birribi Avenue and Nerang Beaudesert Road Nerang)
Riverlea Park - Riverlea Road Riverlea Estate

Beaches

Nil

* Dogs permitted on leash in all other areas



DIVISION SIX

Dog Prohibited Areas

Southport Beach Park - the bathing lagoon and surrounding area only
Regatta Parade Park beachfront area only
200 Metres to/from any Declared Bathing Area

Dog Exercise Areas (Off Leash & Supervised)
Reserves

G R Thompson Park - Marine Parade Southport
Thams Family Park - Marine Parade Southport
Washington Waters Park - Marine Parade Southport
Tuesleys Park - Marine Parade Southport
Matron & Sister Higman Park - Brighton Parade Southport
Anzac Park - Marine Parade Southport

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Carey Park - Gold Coast Highway Southport
Woodroffe Park - Lawson Street Southport
James Overell Park - Brighton Parade Southport
Andrews Family Centenary Park - Marine Parade Southport
Ward Park - Dandar Drive Southport
Buckley Family Park - Bambarra Street Southport
Merinda Park - Merinda Way Southport
Myall Park - Coolibah Street Southport
Harvest Park - Harvest Court Southport
Ron Short Park - Alicia Street Southport
Lilli Pilli Park - Lilli Pilli Drive Southport
Coolibah Park - Tongarra Street Southport
Melrose Park - Lind Avenue Southport
The Botanic Gardens - Musgrave Street Labrador
Drainage Easement - Wardoo Street and Barratta Street Southport
Keebra Park Reserve - Blake to Minnie Street Southport

Beaches

Nil

* Dogs permitted on leash in all other areas



DIVISION SEVEN

Dog Prohibited Areas
Rosser Park - Ashmore (dogs prohibited from area near ponds)
200 Metres to/from any Declared Bathing Area
Budds Beach, including grassed area
The lake & BBQ areas behind the Surfers Paradise Administration Centre




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Dog Exercise Areas (Off Leash & Supervised)

Reserves

Benowa park - Sylvan and Evans Drive, Benowa
Rosser Park - Ashmore (Western area only - Dogs to be kept on leash on access roads to
“Exercise Areas”)
William Duncan Park, Corner of Cannes Avenue and Gold Coast H’Way South -
Surfers Paradise
Scenic Park at the end of Scenic Avenue, Benowa (backing onto Reservoir)
Chevron Island Park - Thomas Drive, Chevron Island
Franquin Park adjacent The Corso and The Promenade - Isle of Capri
Park bounded by Crombie Avenue/Bundall Road/Entrance drive to Surfers Paradise
Administration office and the carpark.
Park between Bundall Road and Wildwood Court - Bundall
Gladys Moncrieff Park - Boomerang Crescent Sorrento
Appel Park - Ferny Avenue Surfers Paradise
Paradise Waters Park - Commodore Drive Surfers Paradise

Beaches

The bay area adjacent to Doug Jennings Park (The Spit)
The area between the Seaway and the sand pumping jetty

* Dogs permitted on leash in all other areas


DIVISION EIGHT

Dog Prohibited Areas
Inside the athletics track at the Ashmore Community Centre

Dog Exercise Areas (Off Leash & Supervised)

Reserves

Carrara Oval Car Park - Southern Side Nerang/Broadbeach Road Carrara
Arthur Earle Park (Eastern side of Pacific Highway) - dogs are required to be on leads for
access to exercise area from car park
Hickey Way Park - Hickey Way Carrara
Reserve - off Galloway Drive Ashmore
Sun Valley Park - Sun Valley Drive Ashmore
Green Glen Park - Expo Court Ashmore
Stoner Family Park - Merridown Drive Carrara


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Beaches

Nil

* Dogs permitted on leash in all other areas




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DIVISION NINE

Dog Prohibited Areas
Firth Park - Somerset Drive Mudgeeraba

Dog Exercise Areas (Off Leash & Supervised)

Reserves

Campbell Duncan Park - Franklin Drive Mudgeeraba
Explorers Way (power line easement) Highland Park
Swift Park - Centurion Crescent Nerang (southern side of Nerang River)

Beaches
Nil

* Dogs permitted on leash in all other areas


DIVISION TEN

Dog Prohibited Areas
200 Metres to/from any Declared Bathing Area

Dog Exercise Areas (Off Leash & Supervised)

Reserves

Hart Park - Alaska Ave and Cypress Drive Broadbeach Waters
Pratten Park - Old Burleigh Road Broadbeach (south of carpark)
Federation Park - Queensland Ave Broadbeach
Gold Coast Bulletin Centenary Park - Gold Coast Highway Broadbeach
Moya Eggerton Park - Gold Coast Highway Broadbeach
Gooding Park - Cleland Crescent Broadbeach Waters
Albert Park - Fremar Street Broadbeach Waters (on leash on pathways)

Beaches
Nil

* Dogs permitted on leash in all other areas




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DIVISION ELEVEN

Dog Prohibited Areas
Jack Wilson Park - Cheltenham Drive Robina (near playground area)
200 Metres to/from any Declared Bathing Area

Dog Exercise Areas (Off Leash & Supervised)

Reserves

Pizzey Park - Oceanic Drive Mermaid Waters (area between the tennis courts and the
athletics track)
Jack Wilson Park - Cheltenham Drive Robina
Easements - off Priddey’s Road Kerrydale
Ernie Tebb Park - Mountain View Avenue Miami (Northern half of park only)
Eastern side of Robina Parkway from Boowaggan Road south to the bridge
Northern side of Markeri Street (between Bermuda Street & Robina Parkway) Robina


Beaches

Nil

* Dogs permitted on leash in all other areas



DIVISION TWELVE

Dog Prohibited Areas
The park area from the beach pavilion building to the National Park entrance
200 Metres to/from any Declared Bathing Area


Dog Exercise Areas (Off Leash & Supervised)

Reserves

Park area - Tallebudgera Creek Road (near Pacific Highway underpass eastern side) West
Burleigh Township.
Part of Schuster Park (Southern area) – Elanora




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Reserve next to Burleigh Knoll (upon finalisation of dog-proof fencing of children’s
playground equipment area)

Beaches

Nil

* Dogs permitted on leash in all other areas



DIVISION THIRTEEN

Dog Prohibited Areas
Murlong Crescent Park Palm Beach (dogs prohibited near BBQ area and children’s play
equipment)
Tallebudgera Tourist Park and adjacent Tallebudgera Creek front (except the walkway
around the caravan park following construction of appropriate footpath)
Tallebudgera Estuary (eastern side of the Gold Coast Highway to the Groyne)
Tarraborra Reserve - existing Dog Prohibited Area.
200 Metres to/from any Declared Bathing Area

Dog Exercise Areas (Off Leash & Supervised)

Reserves

Bromley Park - Eleventh Ave Palm Beach
Mallawa Drive Sports Complex - 19th Avenue, Melaleuca Drive Palm Beach
Elanora Oval - Park Court Elanora
Salk Oval - Thrower Drive Palm Beach (not on playing fields)
Laguna Park - Laguna Ave Palm Beach
Murlong Crescent Park Palm Beach ( east of BBQ area and playground equipment)


Beaches

Areas from Currumbin groyne north to a signed boundary south of Currumbin Sands units
The area north of the Tallebudgera Bathing Reserve to the Tallebudgera Creek Entrance

* Dogs permitted on leash in all other areas




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DIVISION FOURTEEN

Dog Prohibited Areas
From Coolangatta Creek Outlet to Kirra Beach, Coolangatta, Green Mount Beach, Rainbow
Bay Beach and Snapper Rocks area.
Any Declared Bathing Area
Currumbin Estuary - existing Dog Prohibited Area.
200 Metres to/from any Declared Bathing Area


Dog Exercise Areas (Off Leash & Supervised)

Reserves

Goodwin Park Coolangatta (east of divided road near Cenotaph)
Percy Pease Park - Miles/Musgrave Street Kirra
Betty Diamond Park - (area adjacent Adina Avenue eastern side only)
Park - Corner Wagawn & Hillcrest Street Tugun
Station Street - Tugun (north end adjacent bowls club)


Beaches

Nil

* Dogs permitted on leash in all other areas




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Authorising provision of Local law (section):
22. Duty to provide proper enclosure

Section 22(2)

Subject:
Prescription of requirements for enclosures for animals.

Policy:
A proper enclosure, for the purposes of section 22(2) of the local law is an area of the premises
upon which the animal is kept, appropriately sized so as to be capable of effectively and
comfortably housing the animal, that is suitably fenced, appropriate to the species and breed of the
animal to be enclosed, so as to effectively enclose the animal upon the premises which it is kept at
all times to the satisfaction of an authorised person of the Council.

In the above standards, "suitably fenced" means enclosed by a fence:-

        (a)     constructed of strong and firm materials and designed in such a way as to, in the
                opinion of an authorised person, prevent the animal from escaping over or under
                the fence; and

        (b)     in which any gates forming part of the enclosure are kept closed and latched
                except when in actual immediate use.

In relation to dogs declared to be dangerous dogs pursuant to section 25 of the local law, in
addition to the above requirements, the enclosure must:-

        (a)     have self closing and self latching gates;

        (b)     not include any driveway gates or other types of vehicle entry gates; and

        (c)     if it includes any other type of perimeter entry gate or gates, such gate or gates
                must be locked.




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Authorising provision of Local law (section):
25. Declared dangerous dogs

Section 25(2)

Subject:
Prescription of requirements for action to be taken by keepers of declared dangerous dogs.

Policy:

The action which an authorised person may order the keeper of a declared dangerous dog to take
is any or all of the following actions:-

        (a)     upon receipt of the order, to immediately bring the dog under the keeper's effective
                control, to keep the dog in an enclosure approved by an authorised person and to
                take such measures and do all such acts as may be required by the authorised
                person or, in any event, as may be necessary, to prevent the dog from escaping
                from the land upon which the dog is kept;

        (b)     within 48 hours of receipt of the order, to display conspicuously at all times on
                each entrance into the land upon which the dog is kept, a notice in white lettering
                on a black background, not less than 50mm in height and readily legible with the
                words:-

                            "BEWARE OF THE DANGEROUS DOG".

        (c)     upon receipt of the order, to comply in full with each of the remaining conditions
                (if any) relating to the keeping of the dog, set out in the order;

        (d)     permanently identify the dog as a dangerous dog by the implanting of a micro-chip
                capable of being read by the Council's micro-chip reader.




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Authorising provision of Local law (section):
28. Guard Dogs

Section 28(2)

Subject:
Prescription of requirements for action to be taken by occupiers of land in which guard dogs are
present

Policy:

The action which an occupier of land to which section 29 of the local law applies must take is to:-

        (a)     keep the dog in an enclosure approved by an authorised person and take such
                measures and do all such acts as may be required by the authorised person or, as
                the case may be, as may be necessary, to prevent the dog from escaping from the
                land upon which it is kept.

        (b)     display conspicuously at all times on each entrance into the land upon which the
                dog is kept, a notice in white lettering on a black background, not less than 50mm
                in height and readily legible with the words:-

                           "BEWARE - DANGEROUS GUARD DOGS"

        (c)     ensure that the dogs on the land are under effective control (as defined in the local
                law) at all times that the land is open to access by the public.

        (d)     ensure that the dog displays a current Gold Coast City Council identifying tag.




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Authorising provision of Local law (section):
30. Operations of animal pound

Subject:
Prescription of the types of animal which will be accepted at the pound otherwise than pursuant to
an impounding under the local law

Policy:
The only animals which will be accepted at the pound other than pursuant to an impounding
under the local law (ie by general delivery from persons who have found abandoned animals) are
dogs, cats, horses and cattle.

For avoidance of doubt, this policy does not limit the types of animal which will be accepted at
the Council's pound following seizure and impounding under section 32 or some other provision
of the local law.




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Authorising provision of Local law (section):
36. Sale and disposal of impounded animals

Section 36(1)

Subject:
Prescription of the period within which animals may be reclaimed and after which they may be
sold or disposed of

Policy:
The period fixed for the purposes of section 36(1) of the local law is:-

        (a)     in relation to horses, cattle, registered dogs and other identified animals - 5
                working days;

        (b)     in relation to unregistered dogs and all other unidentified animals - 3 working
                days.




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Authorising provision of Local law (section):
36. Sale and disposal of impounded animals

Section 36(1)(b)

Subject:
Prescription of those animals which must be sold by public auction and those which may be
otherwise disposed of.

Policy:
For the purposes of section 36(1)(b), dogs, cats and any other animal except horses and cattle are
specified as animals which may be destroyed or otherwise disposed of without being offered for
sale by public auction.




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Authorising provision of Local law (section):
42. Destruction at request of keeper


Subject:
To prescribe the procedure for accepting privately surrendered dogs from their keepers for
disposal.

Policy:
A dog will only be accepted for disposal by Council if it is the subject of a formal complaint.

The keeper must complete an indemnity form authorising Council to dispose of the dog.
The delegate of the Council accepting the dog for disposal is to obtain a polaroid photograph of
the dog with its keeper.

The keeper is to pay the prescribed disposal fee at the time the dog is handed to Council.

Details of transaction are to be recorded in the impounding register by the Pound Keeper (or other
delegate of the Council).

Keepers who change their minds before their dog is destroyed may reclaim their dog, however the
disposal fee may be forfeited.

If a dog, which is being reclaimed, is not registered, the due registration fee is to be paid before
the dog is released to its keeper.




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