Health and Safety
Council works to enhance community health and wellbeing by managing a range of environmental risks to health.
Some of the main duties of Council's Public Health Unit include checking that food is being safely prepared in businesses; immunising against infectious diseases; and inspecting facilities such as tattooists and public boarding rooms to ensure they are meeting hygiene standards.
Find out more about:
Community safety - information on Council's plan to improve safety across the municipality, including issues involving drugs, alcohol and crime.
Public Health Plan - Council has set four priorities to improve the health of the community over the next four years.
Food safety and standards - the Public Health Unit inspects places that sell, store, manufacture, package or transport food for people to eat.
Healthcare businesses - the registration of healthcare businesses, including hairdressers, beauty parlours, tattooing, ear-piercing and colonic irrigation
Infectious disease - information about how Council minimises the incidence or spread of infectious diseases, including Hepatitis and Head Lice.
Immunisation - information on Council's immunisation services, including this year's immunisation schedule and locations.
Syringe disposal - facilities for the safe disposal of syringes and needles.
Tobacco - information about tobacco rules and regulations.
Prescribed accommodation - registration of accommodation businesses, including bed and breakfasts, motels or boarding houses.
See Also Public Health Plan
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Public Health Unit