Council’s local law enforcement program responds to complaints and concerns, and works to ensure that businesses, residents, builders and developers comply with relevant Local Laws, State legislation and the Douglas Planning Scheme. It also plays an important role in engaging and educating the community about the laws and regulations which guide our activities as responsible neighbours and citizens.
Key enforcement activities are:
- investigate complaints and alleged breaches of local laws.
- issue notices and directions as they pertain to local laws and legislation.
- collect evidence and prepare reports in relation to the prosecution of offenders.
- conduct auctions of abandoned vehicles and release, under approval, vehicles to owners and authorised purchasers.