Dog and Cat Management Plan Review
Consultation closed 5.00pm, Friday 6 July 2018.
The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is reviewing its Urban Animal Management Plan 2012–2017 and developing a new Dog and Cat Management Plan. The new Plan will guide how the Council approaches the management of dogs and cats in the City over the next five years.
The Plan contains information for both new and existing dog and cat owners, and strategies for encouraging responsible pet ownership. Topics such as registration, confinement, access to public open space, animal welfare and public education are covered in the Plan.
Download current Plan: Urban Animal Management Plan 2012–2017
Visit: Dog Off-Leash Areas
Have your say
You are invited to provide your feedback on the current Urban Animal Management Plan 2012–2017, and identify opportunities and ideas for the Council’s new Dog and Cat Management Plan.
Alternatively, download: Dog and Cat Management Plan Review Feedback Form
You can also provide written feedback via:
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- post: City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, PO Box 204, Kent Town SA 5071
- in person: Norwood Town Hall Customer Service Centre, 175 The Parade, Norwood SA 5067
What happens next
All feedback received as part of the Council’s Dog and Cat Management Plan Review will be collated and summarised for consideration by the Council. This feedback will assist with the preparation of the new Draft Dog and Cat Management Plan, to be released for community consultation once endorsed by the Council.
About the Plan
Under the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 (SA), all councils are required to have a plan relating to the management of dogs and cats in their area. The Plan must cover a five-year period and be approved by the Dog and Cat Management Board.
The Plan only relates to the management of dogs and cats, not other animals, within the Council area.
Amongst other things, the Council’s Plan provides for Dog On-leash and Off-leash Areas in parks and reserves throughout the City. At present, the Council has 11 dedicated Off-leash Areas. Specific conditions, including times of use, apply to each.
Recent changes to the Act
Recent changes to the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 (SA) come into effect on 1 July 2018, and will be included in the Council’s new Plan. It is important that you understand and comply with the new requirements.
From that date:
- all dog registrations must be done online through the Dogs and Cats Online (DACO) database
- all dogs and cats must be microchipped
- all dogs and cats born after 1 July 2018 must be de-sexed.
For more information about renewing your dog registration, visit:
For further information about the new requirements, visit:
Team Leader, Customer & Regulatory Services
T: 08 8366 4556