Keeping of Poultry
In accordance with the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, Schedule 2, Part 5, Division 2, Ballina Shire residents shall comply with the following requirements for the keeping of poultry to avoid creating such conditions as to cause a nuisance or to be dangerous or injurious to health.
- Chickens and guinea fowls must not be kept within 4.5 metres of a dwelling, public hall, school or premises used for the manufacture, preparation, sale or storage of food.
- Poultry, other than chickens and guinea fowls, must not be kept within thirty (30) metres of any dwelling, public hall, school or premises used for the manufacture, preparation, sale or storage of food.
- The floors of poultry houses must be paved with concrete or mineral asphalt underneath the roosts or perches. However, this subclause does not apply to poultry houses that are not within 15.2 metres of a dwelling, public hall or school, or situated on clean sand.
- Poultry must not be kept under such conditions as to create a nuisance or to be dangerous or injurious to health.
- Poultry yards must be kept clean and free from offensive odours at all times.
- Poultry yards must be so enclosed as to prevent the escape of poultry.
Council may consider alternative solutions which avoid creating conditions that would cause a nuisance or situations that are dangerous or harmful to health.
Residents should be aware that some subdivision covenants prohibit the keeping of poultry and fowls. Residents should check that covenants made at the time of subdivision are not breached.