Council add nine new spots you can trash animal poop
Gladstone Regional Council is making the disposal of dog faeces in public areas easier with the installation of dog waste stations at nine locations throughout Tannum Sands and Boyne Island.
As prescribed by Council's Local Law No.2 (Animal Management) 2011, if a dog or any other animal defecates in a public place, the person who has control of the dog or animal must immediately remove and dispose of the faeces in a sanitary way.
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said Council made the decision to install dog waste stations to encourage residents to clean up after their animal.
"Council urges residents to take a common sense approach towards the issue and use the waste stations when walking their pets in a public area," Councillor Burnett said.
"Council prides itself on the region's parklands and pet owners can too by adopting a responsible ownership philosophy."
The stations are located at nine locations including;
- Three Canoe Point venues
- Canoe Point Wetlands
- Oaks Road Beach
- John Oxley Bridge at Tannum Sands
- Lyons Park
- the Mangrove Jacks exercise equipment area
- Wyndham Park, Boyne Island
Pet owners will have access to a reel of small disposal plastic bags and a waste bin at each station.