Pets in Marrickville - Public Exhibition of draft Companion Animal Action Plan

Thank you for your submission  -  this engagement has now finished.

Public Exhibition of draft Companion Animal Action Plan

The Companion Animals Act 1998 (the act) requires local government to be responsible for many issues regarding companion animals.

In addition to the requirements of the act, there is a need for individual Councils to decide to what extent they intend to exercise their powers and how they might wish to use other, non-regulatory methods to work with the community on companion animal related issues.

The first Marrickville Companion Animal's management plan (MCAMP) was developed in 2005 with actions completed in 2013 and later that year Council resolved that officers review the Companion Animal Management plan 2005 and draft a new plan.

The 2014 draft Companion Animal Action Plan details the way in which Council is planning to address issues about pet ownership in Marrickville going into the future. These include:

  • Responsible companion animal ownership

  • Microchipping and lifetime registration

  • Education of pet owners

  • General dog and cat management


Click here to download the draft


Have your say

Community members can comment on the draft throughout the exhibition period, which is from 1 September 2014 to 30 September 2014 by submitting their comments in the form below.


Also have your say on the Pets In Parks trial

The final survey on the previous 12 months trial of dog ‘off leash’ parks within Marrickville is now underway, click here to take part.


Public Exhibition of draft Companion Animal Action Plan

The Companion Animals Act 1998 (the act) requires local government to be responsible for many issues regarding companion animals.

In addition to the requirements of the act, there is a need for individual Councils to decide to what extent they intend to exercise their powers and how they might wish to use other, non-regulatory methods to work with the community on companion animal related issues.

The first Marrickville Companion Animal's management plan (MCAMP) was developed in 2005 with actions completed in 2013 and later that year Council resolved that officers review the Companion Animal Management plan 2005 and draft a new plan.

The 2014 draft Companion Animal Action Plan details the way in which Council is planning to address issues about pet ownership in Marrickville going into the future. These include:

  • Responsible companion animal ownership

  • Microchipping and lifetime registration

  • Education of pet owners

  • General dog and cat management


Click here to download the draft


Have your say

Community members can comment on the draft throughout the exhibition period, which is from 1 September 2014 to 30 September 2014 by submitting their comments in the form below.


Also have your say on the Pets In Parks trial

The final survey on the previous 12 months trial of dog ‘off leash’ parks within Marrickville is now underway, click here to take part.


  • Submission Form

    This is the submission form for the Draft Marrickville Companion Animal Action Plan only. If you would like to comment about the 12 month trial of Pets in Parks dog off leash areas click here.


    What happens next with the draft Marrickville Companion Animal Action Plan?

    Feedback closes on Tuesday 30 September 2014. All submissions received will be collated into a report to the elected Council. The Councillors will consider the report at a Council meeting and will take the community’s wishes into account where possible when deciding whether to adopt the draft plan without changes or with

    This is the submission form for the Draft Marrickville Companion Animal Action Plan only. If you would like to comment about the 12 month trial of Pets in Parks dog off leash areas click here.


    What happens next with the draft Marrickville Companion Animal Action Plan?

    Feedback closes on Tuesday 30 September 2014. All submissions received will be collated into a report to the elected Council. The Councillors will consider the report at a Council meeting and will take the community’s wishes into account where possible when deciding whether to adopt the draft plan without changes or with changes. Everyone who provides their email address as part of the submission process will be contacted with the date of that Council meeting.


    Thank you for your submission  -  this engagement has now finished.