Council-under-administration will develop a Central Coast Responsible Cat Ownership Policy by this time next year.
It’s been a long time coming.
The councillors – suspended in October 2020 – first started talking about cats in 2018 and decided to create a companion animal advisory committee.
The committee held its first meeting in October 2019 where it considered a “cat curfew”.
The committee noted that other states had legislation that enforced a cat curfew (SA, VIC, ACT) while the Companion Animals Act NSW encouraged a curfew but had no legislation to enforce it.
The committee has not met since June 2021, which was before Council, by then under administration, finalised its responsible dog ownership policy.
The dog policy was adopted in March this year, a week or so after the councillors were sacked or to use the official words; their positions were declared vacant.
The council also plans to have a new Regional Animal Care Facility in three years’ time.
This was also on the agenda at the 2018 committee meeting.
Council plans to have designs and investigations completed by June 30, 2023 with preliminary site works started by June 30, 2024.
The information is found in the draft Operational Plan which is currently open for public comment.
Read it here: https://www.yourvoiceourcoast.com/…/draft_delivery…
The draft operational plan outlines Council’s plans for normal day to day operations for next year (see pages 28 to 95) and its proposed capital works program. (P113).