Debt Recovery and Provision of Credit

Sections 569, 605 and 712-726 of the Local Government Act 1993 deals with debt recovery of outstanding rates and charges, expenses with tracing persons, liability of the occupier and sale of land. Regulation 133 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 details procedures for the sale of land to recover overdue rates and charges.

This policy provides direction to staff to ensure the efficient and effective recovery of all types of Council debts.