Public and environmental health services is responsible for the administration of Council's responsibilities as required by various Acts and Regulations which deal with:
Public and Environmental Issues
Public and environmental health covers a wide range of activities and conditions that can affect the health of the community. The responsibilities of the division are categorised into three main areas:
Health premises inspections
Public and environmental health investigations
Vector control (headlice, flys, cockroaches, mosquitoes, mice and rats).
Food Safety and Hygiene
Food safety and hygiene covers a wide range of activities and responsibilities involved in the administration of the Food Act 2001, Regulations 2002 and Food Standards.
The objectives of these activities are to ensure that food offered for sale is fit for human consumption. The main categories in the food surveillance areas are:
Food premises inspection
Enforcement of food legislation
Food business notification advice
Food education courses
Food complaints investigations
Temporary catering advice.
Useful links below:
Food Business Notification
Food Premises Inspections
Free Online Food Safety Training
Health Premises Inspections
Legionella Control in High Risk Manufactured Water Systems
Wastewater Systems (septic tanks and treatment plants)