Dangerous, Affected and Insanitary Buildings Policy Consultation

Our Council is required by law to have a policy on dangerous and insanitary buildings and this policy needs to be reviewed every five years. Our current policy was adopted in 2018 and has to be reviewed by 2023. As part of this process, Council’s building professionals have reviewed the policy and are proposing a few changes. 

The Policy provides a framework for identifying, assessing and acting on dangerous, affected and insanitary buildings. It aims to ensure that people who use buildings can do so safely and without endangering their health. This includes being able to escape from a building if it is on fire. A secondary priority is to prevent damage to other property.

The Policy sets out how Council will inspect and identify dangerous, affected and insanitary buildings, including responding to complaints. It outlines actions Council can take, including issuing penalties.

Key proposed changes to the Policy are:

  • including direction on how Council will respond to dangerous, affected or insanitary buildings affected by an emergency
  • reformatting the Policy to improve readability and consistency.  

Read the full Statement of Proposal(PDF, 322KB) Read the 2018 Bylaw(PDF, 202KB)

We opened a public consultation on these proposed changes from 11 November to 12 December 2022. The public consultation provided an opportunity for people to let the Council know what you think of the review of the Dangerous, Affected and Insanitary Buildings Policy, using our online consultation portal.

People who made submissions will be invited to speak to a Council meeting early in 2023.