Regulatory Enforcement Policy

Our Council's Regulatory Committee adopted the management policy, the Regulatory Enforcement Policy, on 29 August 2017.

This policy will provide staff with clear direction on enforcement action to be taken in response to violations of all acts, regulations and other sub-ordinate legislation it administers as part of its function as a territorial authority.

Enforcement action should be proportionate to the violation and balance the value and benefits with the need to ensure that rules and regulations in the district are upheld to promote public good.

Enforcement may be carried out by way of a graduated approach with the focus on encouraging voluntary compliance through education.

Public health and safety will be maintained through active and appropriate enforcement action.