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Council is responsible for unlawful activity compliance and enforcement under various legislations with delegated/ authorised officers responsible for the investigation of such matters.

About the policy

The purpose of the policy is to guide officers responsible for unlawful activity compliance and enforcement in a manner that is accountable and transparent, consistent, proportional and timely, and to assist the community in understanding its role and the role of Council in relation to unlawful activity compliance and enforcement

The intent of this policy is to establish:

  • Council's compliance and enforcement principles
  • How reports alleging unlawful activity will be dealt with by Council
  • How Council’s limited resources will be deployed in addressing allegations of unlawful activity
  • How confidentiality of people who report allegations of unlawful activity will be managed
  • What Council expects from people who report allegations of unlawful activity
  • What parties can expect from Council staff
  • How Council deals with complaints about Council's enforcement action
  • How Council deals with anonymous reports

The policy also provides advice and guidance on the role of Councillors in compliance and enforcement.

Have your say

You are invited to provide feedback on the draft Compliance and Enforcement policy.

  • Online, using the submission form below
  • By mail, addressed to Inner West Council, PO Box 14, Petersham 2049. Please mark your submission 18/6432 draft Compliance and Enforcement policy - Public Exhibition

Last day to provide feedback is Wednesday, 9 December 2018.

What happens next?

The feedback received will be incorporated into the final policy which will be considered by Council for adoption. All those who provided feedback will be advised when the policy will be considered by Council.