Council has regulatory powers as outlined at Chapter 13 of the Local Government Act 2019 (the Act) so as to enable it to ensure compliance with the Act as required under certain circumstances.
Council believes that willing compliance is always preferable to enforced compliance and as such, education and engagement are its preferred tools to meeting its legislated obligations.
If willing compliance is insufficient under certain circumstances, Council may be required to exercise one or several of its regulatory compliance instruments so as to ensure that it meets its legal obligations.
Council’s regulatory compliance instruments according to law are as follows:
- Regulatory Orders;
- Infringement Notices;
- Imposition of Statutory Charges;
- Seizure and destruction of animals (under certain circumstances);
- Direct prosecution for alleged breaches of the Local Government Act 2019 or its statutory instruments.
The decision to utilise a regulatory compliance instrument is made by the Chief Executive Officer, or an Authorised Person and delegate thereof.
Council’s regulatory compliance instruments are Reviewable Decisions and as such, respondents (persons subject to an instrument as listed above) are able to request a formal internal review.
For further information pertaining to Council’s Regulatory Compliance functions including reviews, please contact call us on (08) 8972 9000 and ask to speak with our General Manager of Corporate Services and Sustainability.