(1) A council must, if directed to do so by the Minister, provide any of the following with such staff, facilities and documents as are specified in the direction:(a) a planning administrator, planning assessment panel or regional panel appointed to exercise functions of the council,(b) a staff member of any such planning administrator, planning assessment panel or regional panel,(c) a member of any such panel.(2) A member of a council, or a member of staff of a council, must not obstruct any of the persons in subsection (1) (a)–(c) in the exercise of his or her functions under this Division.
Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units.(2A) The general manager of a council must carry out any reasonable direction of the planning administrator or planning assessment panel relating to functions of the council being exercised by the planning administrator or panel.
Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units.(3) Before giving a direction under subsection (1), the Minister is to consult with the Minister for Local Government.