Draft Enforcement Policy 2021

Project Overview

Council invites you to have your say on its Draft Enforcement Policy and accompanying procedures. The Enforcement Policy is in place to act as the overarching policy outlining Council's position on enforcement matters around the City. These enforcement matters can include anything from ensuring public health, development matters, and protecting the environment.

Council is charged with legislative responsibilities which protect individuals and the community as a whole. Council’s customers include both those on who the law places a duty and those who the law protects. While it is ultimately the responsibility of individuals and other bodies to comply with the law, Council staff are required to carry out activities which enforce compliance.


Thie Enforcement Policy is an “umbrella” policy which outlines Council's approach to enforcement matters and provides staff with direction about the manner in which enforcement activities are to be undertaken.


The Draft Enfrocement Policy and accompanying procedure recognises that prevention of behaviours to avoid a breach of legislation is optimal; therefore education is a critical component in our roles. It also recognises prevention may not always be achievable, which is where encouragement and enforcement may take the lead role. This Policy aims to ensure the right balance of education, encouragement and enforcement is achieved.


In addition to setting the principles for good enforcement overall within Playford, this Policy also covers our legislative requirement under Section 259 of the Local Government Act for Council to establish a policy regarding the making and issuing of Orders.


The Enforcement Policy is relevant to all enforcement actions undertaken under all legislation delegated to Council and Council staff, and its authorised contractors, for and on behalf of the City of Playford.


To read the Draft Enforcement Policy and accompanying Procedure - please refer to the Key Document section.

We invite you to have your say on the draft Policy and Procedures by using the submission box on the bottom right of this page, or emailing publicconsultation@playford.sa.gov.au, or by picking up a Community Feedback form from our Playford Civic Centre or Stretton Centre.


This consultation will close 5pm Wednesday 28 April, 2021.


  • Consultation Period

    9am Monday 29 March - 5pm Wednesday 28 April 2021

  • Review of Feedback

    Thursday 29 April - Friday 7 May 2021

  • Council to Endorse Draft Policy & Procedure

    Following the close of the public consultation period in April, Council will consider feedback received and make necessary amendments before endorsing the final Policy and Procedure on Tuesday 27 May 2021. The final version will be available on Council's website.