Redlands City Council and Koala Action Group are calling on locals to have their say on proposed dog laws, with community consultation submissions to end July 8.
The proposed amendment would allow up to four dogs on one property depending on size or circumstance such as fostering, keeping of show dogs or council permits.
Deputy mayor and Mount Cotton Cr Julie Talty brought the motion before council in December last year, and a community consultation process was launched.
A council spokesperson said that no decision on the laws would be made until the community consultation submissions were reviewed.
Koala Action Group president Debbie Pointing said the proposed laws posed a risk to native wildlife.
"This move by the deputy Mayor to increase dog numbers across the Redlands is incomprehensible considering half of Redlands is designated as 'Koala Area' and it is widely acknowledged that domestic dogs are one of the key threats to koalas with hundreds killed and maimed across SEQ each year," Ms Pointing said.
"With dog related complaints in the past year exceeding 2000, Council risk creating further disharmony in neighbourhoods by allowing additional dogs on small and large acreage lots as many residents move to these areas to enjoy the wildlife and quiet lifestyle."
The council spokesperson said protecting wildlife and the community was a priority.
"Dog owners are required to ensure their dogs do not attack, or cause fear to, people, other pets or wildlife by ensuring dogs are kept in effective enclosures on properties or under control at all times when in public places other than dog off leash areas," they said.
"For this reason, laws are in place to protect the community against risks to health and safety by ensuring dog owners exercise their dogs on lead while in a public place, unless being exercised in a designated off leash area, and ensure dogs are contained within appropriate enclosures."
Community consultation is done through the council's Your Say site.
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