City of Marion Draft Animal Management Plan 2017-2022

Consultation has concluded


The City of Marion has recently revised its Animal Management Plan that will set the strategic direction for dog, cat and other animal management from 2017 to 2022.

During November and December 2016 we consulted on the Draft Animal Management Plan 2017-2022 and provided an opportunity for you to tell us your thoughts.

We are now in the process of collating responses and will provide to Elected Members for consideration in the Final Plan.

The Plan aims to:

  • Promote responsible dog and cat ownership;
  • Provide for the welfare and safety of dogs and cats;
  • Provide community education on aspects of responsible dog and cat ownership;
  • Ensure public safety and enhance the amenity and environment;
  • Harness the benefits of dog and cat ownership;
  • Ensure that the expenditure of registration fees addresses the management of dogs; and
  • Consider other animals and birds as part of the Plan.


The engagement closed 19 December 2016.




The City of Marion has recently revised its Animal Management Plan that will set the strategic direction for dog, cat and other animal management from 2017 to 2022.

During November and December 2016 we consulted on the Draft Animal Management Plan 2017-2022 and provided an opportunity for you to tell us your thoughts.

We are now in the process of collating responses and will provide to Elected Members for consideration in the Final Plan.

The Plan aims to:

  • Promote responsible dog and cat ownership;
  • Provide for the welfare and safety of dogs and cats;
  • Provide community education on aspects of responsible dog and cat ownership;
  • Ensure public safety and enhance the amenity and environment;
  • Harness the benefits of dog and cat ownership;
  • Ensure that the expenditure of registration fees addresses the management of dogs; and
  • Consider other animals and birds as part of the Plan.


The engagement closed 19 December 2016.



CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • Can you please tell me if there are any plans for a dog park with segregated small and big dogs areas. I have friends who travel to use the North Adelaide dog park which is set up like this. I have two toy poodles which I have taken to the Adams Road dog park a few times - on two occasions larger dogs attacked smaller ones after initially appearing to play Ok together. I have also seen smaller dogs bowled over and hurt when larger dogs crashed into them - this happened to one of my dogs also. I have spoken to other people at the park with smaller dogs and they all felt the same way that it is unsafe to have large and small dogs mixed. In fact very few people with small dogs seem to bring them back again after the first time. The park is big enough to divide into two sections and there is already two drinking water areas. Can you please consider dividing the existing park or nominating another park for small dogs only. Thank you , Sue Wilkinson 8 Dobell Court Trott Park

    Sue asked almost 3 years ago

    There is currently no plan to divide the existing dog park into 2 separate areas, one for small and one for large dogs; and there is currently no plan to create a new dog park like this. 

    However, Sue we thank you for your feedback and your suggestion is very welcomed as we can relay this back to Council as part of the consultation for the Animal Management Plan and Council can consider this.