Wellington Shire Council's Local Laws Officers are authorised under the provisions of Section 224 of the Local Government Act 1989, to administer and enforce these Laws.
Should you require the services of a Local Laws Officer (Ranger) please telephone 1300 366 244.
This service is also available after-hours in case of emergency.
The objectives of this Local Law are to:
The Objectives of the Local Law are to:
For a local law, unless the context otherwise requires, 1 penalty unit equals $100.00. See section 110(2) of the Sentencing Act 1991 for additional information.
In conjunction with the Wellington Shire Council Local Laws Framework, the Enforcement Guidelines (guidelines) intent is to adhere to the principles of natural justice, during the delivery of enforcement action by Council officers. The principles outlined in the guidelines will allow staff to gauge the compliance response on a spectrum from education through to prosecution. This will reduce the opportunity for bias and personal attitudes to influence the approach plus importantly to create consistency. The guidelines will also apply to all Council’s enforcement activities.
The guidelines will ensure officers follow the principles during the use of regulatory powers legislated. It aims to provide transparency in compliance and enforcement actions in matters of public safety and amenity in a consistent manner without bias.