GRANT District Council will beef up the expiation fee for wandering stock on roads following 26 stock complaints in the last financial year.
Under the bylaw, livestock owners only faced a $50 fee for stock wandering on roads and council-owned land.
At council’s recent meeting, elected members voted to raise the expiation more than three fold to $187.50.
This follows a Mount Gambier man lucky to be alive when his Holden Commodore in May collided with a bull on the Riddoch Highway north of Allendale East.
Council environment services director Leith McEvoy said he believed the $50 expiation fee was “quite lenient” and was not acting as a deterrent for some stock owners to comply