If ever there was a bylaw type that could benefit from informal consultation, its the review of the Dog Control Policy and Bylaw.
Both Ashburton District Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council are carrying out thorough processes prior to formally notifying their policies and bylaws.
Ashburton District Council has posted a survey to all the district's registered dog owners, encouraging them to share their views. The Council will also be holding focus groups specifically for dog owners in the next few months.
Western Bay of Plenty District Council has identified the following key issues to consult on:
There's a great website page where people can join discussions and leave feedback. Staff and elected members will also be engaging with people at three relevant events - two A&P shows and a Doggy Day Out.