Dog restrictions for Thrumster

Consultation on this proposal has concluded

View draft Local Orders Policy and the Report to Council on 19 November 2014.

A policy has been developed to restrict dogs in certain koala habitat areas as part the Koala Management Plan for the Thrumster area. This policy has been developed to protect wildlife, particularly Koala's.


You can have a look at this policy and have your say by making a submission using the tab below. Submissions will be open to 23 January 2015.

For more information contact Strategic Planner, Steve Schwartz
on (02) 6581 8111 or email steve.schwartz@pmhc.nsw.gov.au



View draft Local Orders Policy and the Report to Council on 19 November 2014.

A policy has been developed to restrict dogs in certain koala habitat areas as part the Koala Management Plan for the Thrumster area. This policy has been developed to protect wildlife, particularly Koala's.


You can have a look at this policy and have your say by making a submission using the tab below. Submissions will be open to 23 January 2015.

For more information contact Strategic Planner, Steve Schwartz
on (02) 6581 8111 or email steve.schwartz@pmhc.nsw.gov.au



CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • What if I already have a dog in this area?

    almost 5 years ago

    The policy does not apply to existing dogs or their replacements.

  • I am thinking of buying a property in the proposed restriction area, can I have a dog?

    almost 5 years ago

    No. The restriction will apply to new owners.

  • How can I find out if I am in a restriction area?

    almost 5 years ago

    There is a map in the draft policy showing the restriction area.

    You can also contact Council and ask for assistance.

    Notice of the restriction will also be included on Section 149 Planning Certificates for the information of landowners and prospective purchasers of land.

  • How will Council enforce the policy?

    almost 5 years ago

    The policy sets out Council's criteria for issuing an order under the Local Government Act.

    If a dog is found in the restriction area, Council officers will issue an order for the dog's removal.

  • We have bought a block of land in the restriction zone but have not built yet. We currently own 3 dogs and when we build they will be fenced in as per regulations. Does your new ruling mean we can not bring our dogs with us and we have wasted over $200k on a block of land? We have always owned dogs and will do so in the future. Are council going to re-imburse the purchase price of the land if we can not have our pets with us?

    emuman_30 asked over 4 years ago

    Thanks for your comments. Prior to preparing a final draft of the policy for Council consideration, we'll consider how to implement the policy in the fairest manner possible.

  • It be better to ensure all residents with pets have them fenced in properly.

    emuman_30 asked over 4 years ago

    Thanks for your comment. The reason for the proposed policy is to implement one of the actions from the Thrumster Koala Plan of Management (see page 33) to prohibit keeping of dogs in core koala habitat areas. The plan of management also requires that fencing not inhibit movement of koalas (see page 34).

  • Why don't you restrict cats too, as they are destroying our smaller wildlife.

    emuman_30 asked over 4 years ago

    Thanks for your question. The reason for the proposed policy is to implement one of the actions from the Thrumster Koala Plan of Management to prohibit keeping of dogs in core koala habitat areas (see page 33). The plan of management did not identify cats as a threat to koalas.

    Council's advice on responsible cat ownership can be found here.

  • If I have dogs already and buy a property in the restricted zone, I will not be able to bring my dogs with me. What if we specify that we have 1.8 meter high fences surounding the property so the dogs can not get out. There are other dogs already in the area, and they can keep them and replace them once they die, but new residence are not permitted to have a dog. The price and sale of properties for sale will reduce.

    doc asked over 4 years ago

    Thanks for your comments doc. The reason for the proposed policy is to implement one of the actions from the Thrumster Koala Plan of Management to prohibit the keeping of dogs in core koala habitat areas (see page 33). The plan of management also requires that fencing not inhibit the movement of koalas (page 34). Prior to preparing the final draft of the policy for Council consideration, we will consider the best way to implement the policy in a fair manner.

  • Is this Policy going to be extended to places Luke Oxley Park and Annabellla Downs?

    Portbruce asked almost 5 years ago

    There are no plans to extend the policy. The reason for the policy is to implement one of the actions from the Thrumster Koala Plan of Management so it is specific to the Thrumster Koala habitat areas.

  • I understand from previous meetings with Council about this matter that there is an area this policy will cover and believe one of the borders is the bottom section of Thrumster Street being the actual roadway and in that particular section residents on one side of the street will be covered under this new policy and on the other side they will not. Is this correct?

    Loraine asked almost 5 years ago

    Thanks for your question Loraine. The reason for the proposed policy is to implement one of the actions from the Thrumster Koala Plan of Management and is specific to the areas of core koala habitat identified in the plan (see page 33). The map below shows the outline of the proposed dog restriction area. I've noted your comments and will consider whether the boundary needs to be adjusted prior to making a recommendation to Council.


  • How do I make a submission on dog free area? Paul ravin@gfb.cc

    ravin asked over 4 years ago

    Hi Paul, you can make a submission by clicking on the 'submission tab' which is next to the Q & A tab on this page.

    Alternatively this link should take you there: Dog Restrictions for Thrumster submission