Protestors met with Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell last month to talk about the cost of pet registration. A petition has now been presented to the council.
Protestors met with Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell last month to talk about the cost of pet registration. A petition has now been presented to the council. Hannah Busch

Bid to cut dog rego fees heats up after council meeting

A PETITION demanding the council look into reducing dog registration fees in the region will be investigated.

Division 8 councillor Robert Garland presented the petition at the council meeting in Maryborough on Wednesday.

The petition attracted more than 700 signatures.

The council voted to accept the petition for investigation.

The petition will now go to a relevant council officer, who will examine the practicalities of the proposal and compile a report.

This report will then be presented back to the councillors with certain recommendations from the investigating officer, for the council to vote on.

The chief petitioner will also be advised of this outcome.

It is unknown how long it will take for this report to be compiled and presented for voting by the council.

Presently, dogs over three months of age must be registered on the Fraser Coast, and desexed dogs receive registration concessions.



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