Derelict, Unsightly and Dangerous Buildings Policy

Adopted by Council: 7 February 2011      

Policy Goals

The aim of this policy is to allay community anxieties about the risks and dangers that arise from the existence of derelict and dangerous buildings and to safeguard the community against those risks and dangers.

Policy Implementation

  1. That where there is a perceived risk to the public and the landowner(s) is/are unwilling or unable to secure or barricade the dangerous building then:
    1. Council will carry out the works of barricading or security.
    2. Council will seek recompense from the landowner(s).
  2. That where there is a risk to the public safety and the duty of care becomes imperative and where the landowner(s) is/are unwilling or unable to meet their civic duty then:-
    1. The matter be reported to Council with a recommendation for action supported by a budgetary assessment.
    2. Council will seek recompense from the landowner(s).

This policy has been reviewed after giving proper consideration to all the rights contained within the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006; and any reasonable limitation to human rights can be demonstrably justified