A warrant card is proof of identification and authority carried by some of our staff. The text on a warrant card indicates that the card holder (also known as an Enforcement Officer) is granted authority to perform a task under a particular Act or Bylaw. Enforcement officers must carry warrant cards, which list their powers and responsibilities.
Enforcement officers have a number of powers to enter property and take action, including to take samples, undertake emergency works actions or issue abatement notices or infringement notices.
Below is a list of Acts and Bylaws which some of our staff have powers to enforce.
Section 164 - Seize property not on private land.
Section 171 - General power of entry.
Section 172 - Power of entry for enforcement purposes.
Section 173 - Power of entry in an emergency.
Section 174 - Authority to act and enter on private land.
Section 177 - Appointed as an enforcement officer giving authority to carry out functions and powers of an enforcement officer (includes enforcing offences against bylaws made under this Act).
Section 178 - Power to require certain information.
Section 181 - Authority to enter private land for asset maintenance.
Section 182 - Power of entry to inspect utility services.
Section 42 - Give consent to cut or remove trees and bush from reserve.
Section 49 - Grant or decline the right of a qualified person to take specific specimens of exotic flora and fauna; which are not protected under the Wildlife Act.
Section 50 (1)- Authorise or decline any person to take or kill any specified kind or non-protected fauna from a scenic or historic reserve. Authorise or decline authority to use firearms, traps or nets for the above purpose.
Section 53 (1)(a-b) - Enclose reserve for purposes of regressing. Temporarily prohibit public access to a reserve.
Section 59A - Power to grant or refuse a concession in respect of any reserve.
Section 93 - Power of a ranger.
Section 95 - Power to seize property.
Section 96 - Power to seize trespassing animals.
Section 110 - Power to remove abandoned vehicles from reserves.
Section 22 - Duty to give information.
Section 322 - Power to serve an abatement notice.
Section 323 (2) - Power to enter a place where a noise source is situated.
Section 327- Power to issue a noise direction.
Section 328 - Power to enter a place accompanied by a Constable.
Section 332 - Power of entry for inspection.
Section 333 - Power of entry for survey.