DOGS NSW advises all members in the Hills Shire Council of the following notice;


Council at its meeting of 12 June 2018, resolved to place the Draft Local Orders Policy – Keeping of Animals on public exhibition for a period of 28 days. The Local Orders Policy – Keeping of Animals sets the standards in relation to the care, control and management of animals within the Local Government Area and seeks to:

• Balance the rights of property owners and the rights of others to enjoy their own property free from external impacts of nuisance; and

• Ensure that animals kept on residential land are of an appropriate kind and in appropriate numbers and maintained in satisfactory conditions so as to not result in unhealthy or unsafe conditions and do not cause a nuisance to others.

The draft Local Orders Policy – Keeping of Animals is available for inspection at the following locations:

• Council’s website under Major Plans on Exhibition;

• Customer Service Centre 3 Columbia Court, Baulkham Hills (Monday–Friday: 8.30am–4.30pm)

• Castle Hill Library Cnr of Castle and Pennant Streets, Castle Hill (Monday–Friday: 10am–8pm; Saturday: 10am–5pm; Sunday: 1–5pm)

• Vinegar Hill Memorial Library 29 Main Street, Rouse Hill (Monday–Wednesday, Friday: 10am–6pm; Thursday: 10am–9pm; Saturday: 10am–5pm; Sunday: 1pm–5pm)

Public Exhibition Period: 26 June 2018 to 24 July 2018.

Submission Deadline: 7 August 2018.

Enquiries: Craig Woods on 9843 0292 or email


The notice can be found at the below link;

Please encourage any resident that has animals to join you to view the document at one of the above mentioned locations. DOGS NSW will continue to provide information to assist its members.