Council's role in environmental enforcement
Council's Environmental Health Officers, Compliance Officers and Rangers implement regulations under various laws, including:
- Local Government Act 1993
- Public Health Act 2010
- Food Act 2003
- Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997
- Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979
- Swimming Pools Act 1992
Council's regulatory functions include:
- investigation of community action requests, concerns and complaints
- negotiation and resolution of complaints and breaches
- issue of notices, orders and penalty infringements
- implementation of Court proceedings for serious breaches
- assessment and research of relevant legislative provisions, approvals and licences
- inspection of food premises and other health business premises including, hairdressing salons, skin penetration business, beauty salons, cooling towers, brothels and licensed premises
- inspection of boarding houses, backpacker accommodation and places of public entertainment
- investigation of air, noise and water pollution incidents, issues and complaints
- environmental and public health and safety assessment of development applications and local approvals
- implementation of strategies and programs to maintain and promote public health and safety
- Liquor Licensing matters and programs, which aim to minimise alcohol related anti-social behaviour and promote responsible service of alcohol.
Council's Enforcement Policy aims to ensure that Council implements its regulatory functions in a consistent, accountable and reasonable manner, taking into account the nature and severity of the breach or offence.
Enquiries and complaints
If you have an enquiry or complaint about a particular matter, please contact us.