Understand the responsibilities of legislation and rectification works (Section 221, 233):
The Local Government Act 1999 contains avenues Council can prosecute and seek compensation for damage to Council Assets or rectification to its original state
Road to be made good
- A person who breaks up, or damages, a road under an authorisation conferred by this Act or another Act must restore the road at least to the condition that existed immediately before the action was taken.
Damage - 233
(1) A person who, without the council’s permission, intentionally or negligently damages a road or a structure (including pipes, wires, cables, fixtures, fittings and other objects) belonging to the council associated with a road is liable to the council in damages
(2) The council may recover damages under this section in the same way as damages for a tort
A person (other than Council or a person acting under some other statutory authority) must not make an alteration to a road unless authorised to do so by the Council.
Apply to alter alter a public road (section 221)