Submissions sought on bylaw changes

The Dunedin City Council is seeking feedback on its proposed changes to three of the city's bylaws.

The council is seeking submissions on the Dog Control Bylaw, the Keeping of Animal (Excluding Dogs) and Birds Bylaw and the Beauticians', Tattooists' and Skin Piercers' Bylaw until February 25.

Council environment health and animal services manager Ros MacGill said the first two bylaws covered Dunedin's animal rules.

‘‘In these changes we have tried to strike the right balance between giving people opportunity to have choices while limiting threats to public health and the nuisances animals may cause to others.

‘‘We know that many people in Dunedin have animals and the proposed changes will impact them, so we encourage people to visit our website and tell us if they think we have got the balance right,'' Ms MacGill said.

There had been about 50 submissions by 5pm on Monday, she said.

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