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Public Health and Safety

Council's Development Services Department performs the following functions in relation to Public Health:

  • Enforcement of provisions under the Local Government Act 1993 in relation to unhealthy premises.
  • Inspection of food premises for compliance with Food Safety Standards and advice regarding the construction and fitout of Food Premises.
  • Manage On-site Sewerage Management Systems within the Shire.
  • Provide Public Health emergency management in case of disaster or a major pollution incident.
  • Perform Public Swimming Pool inspections for water quality hygiene and pool safety fencing.
  • Perform Private Swimming Pool inspections in regard to pool safety fencing.
  • Assessment of applications to operate Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds, Mortuaries/Undertakers, Skin Penetration Businesses, Hairdressing and Barbershops.
  • Provide educational material and assistance in relation to Food Safety, Environmental Campaigns and Public Health issues.
  • Management and control of Council owned properties including construction, maintenance etc. of buildings.