Media Release - Successful Wandering Stock Prosecution

Published on Thursday, 18 November 2021 at 3:47:50 PM


 Wandering Livestock

 The Shire of Narrogin has recently been successful in prosecuting a property owner for the ongoing issue of his wandering livestock along Yilliminning and McDougall Roads. The existing fences on his property were in a state of disrepair allowing his livestock to wander onto Shire’s road reserve causing safety concerns to road users on these sections of road. Shire Rangers through the years have been requesting the owner of the ongoing wandering livestock keep his livestock within his property. Due to the ongoing failure to comply with the requests, infringements were issued.

 The property owner did not agree with the infringements and modified penalty issued to him and requested that the matter be dealt with by the Court.

 A total of seven (7) charges, which occurred between the months of January and May 2021, were issued to the property owner, and filed at Narrogin Magistrate Court for a hearing scheduled on 20 September 2021.

 Mrs Jane Keeling of WL & KJ Everett was appointed to represent the Shire. The Magistrate reserved her decision at the conclusion of the court hearing and on 8 October 2021, the Magistrate found that Mr McDougall was guilty in respect of five (5) counts.

 The Magistrate sentenced Mr McDougall to a global penalty of $2,000 and ordered him to pay the Shire legal costs of $6,000.

 Shire President, Leigh Ballard, was happy with the outcome and stated that “This result demonstrates that the Shire takes these incidents seriously and will not tolerate similar events that could put lives at stake.”

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 Further information on this media release may be obtained by contacting Dale Stewart, Chief Executive Officer,  or telephone 08 9890 0900.

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