Welcome to Paroo Shire
Explorer William Landsborough was one of the first to recognise the potential wealth and diversity of opportunity in the Paroo Shire when he passed through the area in 1862.
The rich plains and river flats found in the Shire were ideal for sheep and cattle grazing, these industries have since played a key role in the growth and the Shire in its exciting beginnings to its position as a rural centre today.
There have been a large number of recent complaints about dogs in Cunnamulla and in particular barking dogs. Dogs generally bark because they are tied up or not properly monitored by owners. Residents are reminded that if an owner of an animal allows a dog to continually bark and create a nuisance they are not taking into consideration, their pet, neighbours and others in the community, Council is required to take enforcement action.
In order to avoid unnecessary fines by Council officers via the State Penalty Enforcement Registry (SPER), members of the community are asked to please abide by responsible dog ownership in an endeavour to reduce nuisance complaints involving barking dogs and incidents of roaming dogs . Permits are required for properties with more than two (2) dogs and owners obligated to register their dogs.