An enforcement notice is a legal document issued to property owners in the case of a planning control breach. Enforcement notices outline the steps which must be undertaken in order to resolve this breach within a specified timeframe. These steps may include the deconstruction or alteration of a building, the reinstation of a demolished building, or the ceasing of activity on the property.
If the notice is not appealed within the specified time period, it will take effect, and the person in control of development on the property will be required to undertake all steps specified. Further ignoration of an enforcement notice is considered a failure to comply, and a criminal offence.