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Enforcement and Compliance

To minimise environmental and public health impacts on the community Council has a duty of care to regulate and enforce compliance with legislative provisions of a variety of Acts and Regulations within Council's jurisdiction.

Programs have been developed to provide a consistent approach by officers which includes Council's Local Orders Policy.

The activities that come under this control include but not limited to: 

  • designated health matters 
  • food safety 
  • fire safety 
  • building certificates, building regulation, and unauthorised building work 
  • development and building approval 
  • places of public entertainment 
  • environmental offences 
  • essential services 
  • pollution control 
  • dumping of waste 
  • tree preservation orders 
  • weed control 
  • abandoned vehicles 
  • private swimming pool safety 
  • traffic and parking 
  • footpath leasing 
  • animals 
  • advertising signs

Council's Rangers and Health Officers attend to all complaints from air, noise, odour, waste and water sources from private premises and businesses and industry that are non Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC, formerly EPA) licensed premises will be investigated by Council’s Officers.