2017/18 Budget - Animal management a funding priority

Date published: 27 June 2017

Managing the local laws and residents’ pets across Townsville remains a priority in the 2017/18 City Budget.

$3.7 million has been allocated to council’s environmental health program whose programs are designed to protect the community and the environment.

The environmental health program takes in approvals and inspections of licensed kitchens, illegal dumping surveillance, pet registration and compliance checks and investigations for animal management.

Community Health and Environment Committee chair Cr Ann-Maree Greaney said animal management and the regulation of local laws is a core function of councils.

“Townsville City Council will be highly active again this year in the promotion of responsible pet ownership for the benefit of the whole community,” Cr Greaney said.

$838,000 has been committed to maintain the fight against the mozzie menace including ground and aerial treatments, awareness programs and the yearly proactive dengue response patrol in known hotspots.

“Mosquitoes are public enemy number one when it comes to public health and the treatment of salt marsh mosquito breeding sites will once again be a priority,” Cr Greaney said.

“The council will also continue to play a very strong role in assisting Queensland Health in the battle against dengue and zika.


  • $3.7M local laws and compliance work, including animal management.
  • $838,000 mosquito control programs.

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