(1) A local government may give a notice (an
"enforcement notice" ) to the owner of a building, structure or building work if the local government reasonably believes the building, structure or building work—(a) was built before the commencement of this section without, or not in accordance with, the approval of the local government; or(b) is dangerous; or(c) is in a dilapidated condition; or(d) is unfit for use or occupation; or(e) is filthy, infected with disease or infested with vermin.
(2) A local government may also give an enforcement notice to a person who does not comply with a particular matter in this Act.
(3) However, before a local government gives a person an enforcement notice, the local government must give the person a show cause notice.
(4) Subsection (3) applies only if the matter, about which the local government is proposing to give the enforcement notice, is not of a dangerous or minor nature.
(5) An enforcement notice given under this section is taken to be an enforcement notice given under the Planning Act , section 168 .