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Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Current version for 25 June 2019 to date (accessed 23 September 2019 at 08:45)
Chapter 5 Section 22
22   Other functions
A council has the functions conferred or imposed on it by or under any other Act or law.
 While the main functions of councils are provided for under this Act, councils also have functions under other Acts. An important general provision is contained in section 50 of the Interpretation Act 1987 which provides, in part:
(1)  A statutory corporation:
(a)  has perpetual succession,
(b)  shall have a seal,
(c)  may take proceedings and be proceeded against in its corporate name,
(d)  may, for the purpose of enabling it to exercise its functions, purchase, exchange, take on lease, hold, dispose of and otherwise deal with property, and
(e)  may do and suffer all other things that bodies corporate may, by law, do and suffer and that are necessary for, or incidental to, the exercise of its functions …
(4)  This section applies to a statutory corporation in addition to, and without limiting the effect of, any provision of the Act by or under which the corporation is constituted.
Some other Acts and some of the functions they confer include:
planning functions as consent authority
companion animal registration and control
placing covenants on council land
environmental planning
payment of contributions to fire brigade costs and furnishing of returns
fluoridation of water supply by council
inspection of food and food premises
impounding of animals and articles
library services
pollution control
inspection of systems for purposes of microbial control
restricting use of recreation vehicles
issue of permits to light fires during bush fire danger periods
requiring the furnishing of information to the Rural Fire Service Advisory Council and its Co-ordinating Committee
recommending appointment of local commander
approval of strata plans
ensuring restriction of access to swimming pools
The exercise by a council of its functions under this Act may also be modified by the provisions of another Act. Some of those Acts and some of the modifications they effect include:
forfeiture of council functions to person appointed by Governor
council required to publish certain information and to grant access to certain documents
rating based on heritage valuation
council required to amend certain records that are shown to be incomplete, incorrect, out of date or misleading
council required to prepare for emergencies
unclaimed money to be paid to the Chief Commissioner of Unclaimed Money