Noxious Weeds Act 1993 No 11
24 Appointment of weed control administrator for local control authority
(1) The Minister may, by notice given to a local control authority, direct the authority to comply with or carry out or give effect to provisions of this Act within the period specified in the notice.(2) Before giving a direction to a local control authority, the Minister must consult with the authority as to the giving of the direction and its contents.(3) The Minister may, with the approval of the Minister administering the Local Government Act 1993, by order published in the Gazette, appoint a person as a weed control administrator for a local control authority specified in the order for the term specified in the order.(4) The Minister may make an order if:(a) a local control authority fails to comply with a direction under this section, or(b) the Minister is of the opinion that the local control authority has failed to comply with or carry into effect or enforce provisions of this Act.(5) A weed control administrator may exercise the following functions:(a) any or all of the functions of the local control authority under this Act, as specified in the order,(b) any necessary ancillary functions of the authority.(6) The remuneration of a weed control administrator, and other costs and expenses of the administrator in exercising functions as an administrator, are payable from the consolidated fund of the local control authority concerned with the approval of the Minister administering the Local Government Act 1993.(7) Without limiting any other powers of authorised officers under this Act, an authorised officer may exercise functions under Division 1 of Part 5 for the purposes of determining whether there are grounds for giving a direction under this section and ascertaining whether any such direction has been complied with.