Environmental compliance

Council's role in environmental enforcement

Council's Environmental Health Officers, Compliance Officers and Rangers implement regulations under various laws, including:

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.

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