Introduction. This Chapter confers on councils certain functions which it is necessary or desirable for them to have in order to carry out their other functions. These functions are “ancillary” in the sense that they are auxiliary to, they give support to, and they aid the carrying out of, the other functions of a council, particularly its service and regulatory functions.
Councils are given power to acquire land by compulsory process.
The Chapter also confers on councils powers to enter land and buildings and to carry out inspections.
A council may also have similar powers for different purposes under other Acts. For example, under the Roads Act 1993, a council has power to compulsorily acquire land for road purposes and may enter land for the purposes of that Act.