Poultry and Bees

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Lets talk 'the birds and the bees'! Chickens and bees that is.


The City of Vincent is creating an Animal Local Law and this will see all animal-based requirements from the City's Health Local Law 2004 are being removed, modified, and inserted into the new Animal Local Law 2021.


The new Local Law will provide the framework for owners and occupiers who want to keep certain animals on their land and it will provide for the effective management and control of animals in the City.


With the new Local Law, comes a new approach. Gone are the prescriptive requirements around 'prohibited areas', setbacks and enclosure requirements - and in comes a flexible approach to the management of poultry and bees, with the aim to strike a balance between deregulation and the protection of public health and amenity. To support proposed changes in the new Local Law, the City undertook a review of State, Territory and National legislation and/or policy provisions relating to the keeping of Poultry and Bees. A full summary of the review of poultry and bee keeping laws can be found in the Documents catalogue.


With that said, we want to hear from you on whether you support this new approach and/or have any comments.

Please Complete the survey here.


For your information, the key highlights are:

Poultry

  • Removal of 'prohibited areas', which means more properties in Vincent will be eligible to keep poultry or pigeons;
  • Removal of prescriptive setbacks from boundaries, roads, and dwelling;
  • Addition of new provisions relating to cleanliness, maintenance, and management – which aims to prevent a nuisance being created;
  • Introduction of modified penalties, for failing to comply with select provisions of the Animal Local Law (for example, if a person fails to keep a poultry enclosures / structure in a clean and sanitary condition, a modified penalty of $200 may be issued).

Bees

  • Removal of prescriptive setbacks from boundaries, roads, and dwelling;
  • Adoption of the ‘WA Apiarist Society Best-Practice Guidelines for Urban Beekeepers’. This approach would be more flexible for owner/occupiers within the City to keep bees; and
  • Introduction of modified penalties, for failing to comply with select provisions of the Animal Local Law (for example, if a person fails to manages bee effectively, and therefore the bees create a nuisance, a modified penalty of $200 may be issued).

Lets talk 'the birds and the bees'! Chickens and bees that is.


The City of Vincent is creating an Animal Local Law and this will see all animal-based requirements from the City's Health Local Law 2004 are being removed, modified, and inserted into the new Animal Local Law 2021.


The new Local Law will provide the framework for owners and occupiers who want to keep certain animals on their land and it will provide for the effective management and control of animals in the City.


With the new Local Law, comes a new approach. Gone are the prescriptive requirements around 'prohibited areas', setbacks and enclosure requirements - and in comes a flexible approach to the management of poultry and bees, with the aim to strike a balance between deregulation and the protection of public health and amenity. To support proposed changes in the new Local Law, the City undertook a review of State, Territory and National legislation and/or policy provisions relating to the keeping of Poultry and Bees. A full summary of the review of poultry and bee keeping laws can be found in the Documents catalogue.


With that said, we want to hear from you on whether you support this new approach and/or have any comments.

Please Complete the survey here.


For your information, the key highlights are:

Poultry

  • Removal of 'prohibited areas', which means more properties in Vincent will be eligible to keep poultry or pigeons;
  • Removal of prescriptive setbacks from boundaries, roads, and dwelling;
  • Addition of new provisions relating to cleanliness, maintenance, and management – which aims to prevent a nuisance being created;
  • Introduction of modified penalties, for failing to comply with select provisions of the Animal Local Law (for example, if a person fails to keep a poultry enclosures / structure in a clean and sanitary condition, a modified penalty of $200 may be issued).

Bees

  • Removal of prescriptive setbacks from boundaries, roads, and dwelling;
  • Adoption of the ‘WA Apiarist Society Best-Practice Guidelines for Urban Beekeepers’. This approach would be more flexible for owner/occupiers within the City to keep bees; and
  • Introduction of modified penalties, for failing to comply with select provisions of the Animal Local Law (for example, if a person fails to manages bee effectively, and therefore the bees create a nuisance, a modified penalty of $200 may be issued).
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