Council beefs up wandering stock fine

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

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