All use and development of land in Wellington Shire must comply with the Wellington Planning Scheme.
Planning Enforcement Officers will investigate illegal uses, development or removal of native vegetation. The loss of native vegetation and destruction of the coastal and lake foreshores is very important to us and the community.
To ensure compliance with the Wellington Planning Scheme and any approved planning permits, action may be taken with regards to breaches of these regulations.
Wellington Shire Council investigates all identified breaches of the planning scheme and planning permits. Development compliance issues may include:
For minor offences, wherever possible, planning compliance officers seek to resolve issues through negotiation with the parties involved. However, in circumstances where negotiation fails or where a significant breach has occurred, the Planning and Environment Act 1987 provides for other enforcement options.
These options include:
Serious breaches will be prosecuted. If you suspect someone has undertaken a use, development or removed native vegetation illegally, please report the offence to Wellington Shire Council.