Council seeks input into dog management

BRIGHTON Council is seeking your say on the management of dogs in the Brighton Municipality.  The review of the Dog Management Policy will be open for feedback from July 3 to 24.

All Tasmanian Councils operate within the Dog Control Act 2000 and must have a Dog Management policy that regulates the use of public areas by pet and non-pet owners, to encourage a happy, caring, safe and mutually respectful environment.

Whether you own a pet or not, your opinion is important in shaping Brighton’s community and encouraging responsible dog ownership. Dogs contribute enormously to the wellbeing of the community, and Council is committed to ensure the appropriate infrastructure and guidelines are in place so dogs can enjoy their neighbourhood and the community has a policy which reflects its needs.

Council also understands dog ownership places significant responsibility on everyone, especially on owners themselves to ensure that dogs do not become a nuisance, pose a danger to the community or damage the environment.

Brighton Council is conscious that the needs of all residents are considered. The community consultation provides an opportunity for everyone to have their say, share ideas for improvements and help to ensure dogs, their owners and other residents can live in a safe and peaceful community.

To obtain a copy of the current Dog Management Policy either email phone on 6268 7000or download the policy from Brighton Council’s website

Feedback should be submitted to Council’s website  email to or by mail c/o Council’s General Manager, 1 Tivoli Road, Old Beach TAS 7017.