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Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Current version for 25 June 2019 to date (accessed 14 October 2019 at 18:44)
62 Powers of Minister during emergencies
(1) The Minister for Primary Industries or a person authorised by the Minister may direct a council to take such measures with respect to any works to which this Division applies as are specified in the direction if the Minister or person is of the opinion that an emergency exists that constitutes a threat to public health or public safety or that is causing or is likely to cause damage to property.(2) A direction may not be given unless the Minister for Primary Industries has obtained the concurrence of the Minister for Health.(3) The council must comply with the direction.