Dog Bylaws & Policies – Have your say on proposed changes – Closes May 10th Proposed changes to the Auckland Council Policy on Dogs 2012 and Dog Management Bylaw 2012 We reviewed the current Policy on Dogs and Dog Management Bylaw in November 2018 and are proposing changes to improve dog management in Auckland. HAVE YOUR SAY HERE – Submissions Close 10 May 2019 Let Piha R&R know your thoughts so we can include them in our submission to Auckland Council. The main changes we propose are to: reorganise the Policy and Bylaw information into user friendly themes remove duplication from the Bylaw, which will simplify future amendments reduce confusion about dog access rules and improve voluntary compliance by: presenting the rules in the schedule in a consistent manne applying a consistent definition of time and season applying consistent rules to multiple dog ownership address emerging issues around dog management by: including specific reference to the Code of Welfare extending environmental protection to include flora clarifying the enforcement requirement to neuter uncontrolled dogs clarifying the council’s jurisdiction on privately owned public spaces promoting responsible dog ownership amongst owners of dogs classified as ‘menacing’ on the basis of their behaviour reviewing access rules in regional parks. Once the consultation has closed, all feedback received will be presented to the Deliberations Panel before a final decision is made. You are welcome to attend and observe proceedings of the Deliberations Panel on the findings of this consultation at 9.30am to 4.30pm on Thursday 6 June and 9.30am to 4.30pm on Wednesday 12 June (if required). Both meetings will be held at the Reception lounge, Level 2, Auckland Town Hall.