Environmental health covers a very broad field that includes administering health standards of food and food premises, buildings, water supplies, on site sewerage disposal, control of infectious disease, noise, waste management including recycling, vermin and nuisance complaints. The Principal Environmental Health Officer is responsible for all matters relating to environmental health services.
Information relevant after a Bush Fire
Bush Fire Hazards
Using a rain water tank after a bush fire
Inspections of food premises are undertaken regularly within the Shire. All premises are expected to be maintained in accordance with the Health (Food Hygiene) Regulations.
Temporary food stalls are expected to operate under guidelines that ensure only activities that reflect the level of hygiene control are carried out.
Requirements for One Day Food Stalls
Application for Food Stall
Food Standards Website
Public Health Website
Food Stall Diagram
Food Business Registration
Notifications of infectious disease are investigated and appropriate action is taken where necessary.
Water samples from commercial/semi commercial sources (farm stays) are tested on a regular basis to determine its suitability for human consumption.
Systems are required to be approved prior to their installation. Septic tanks and alternative sewerage treatment systems are inspected at the installation stage and later should problems arise with malfunctions. Please click here for Septic Tank Application
Asbestos Cement Fencing
Please find some Guidance Information here in regards to Asbestos Cement Fences.
This Guidance Note provides advice on the identification and management of cement sheet fences made with asbestos-containing materials (ACM)(asbestos fences)in residential settings.
It is useful to know if a fence is ACM (asbestos containing material) in case it is in a poor and potentially dangerous condition or may be disturbed by subsequent activities such as home repairs, renovation or demolition.
Public Swimming Pool
Water samples are undertaken on a regular basis during the period the swimming pool is opened to the public. Samples are taken to establish that the chemical balance is correct and that bacteriologically the water is sound.
Updated requirements for swimming and spa pool safety barriers
In Western Australia, the design, construction and installation of private swimming and spa pools and their safety barriers is subject to strict building requirements under the Building Regulations 2012 (the Regulations). Owners and occupiers also have ongoing legal obligations to maintain their safety barriers at all times.
On 1 May 2016 the Regulations relating to private swimming and spa pools changed.
The Building Commission has updated the publication "Rules for Pools and Spas" to reflect the safety barrier requirements that apply to private swimming and spa pools in Western Australia. This edition replaces the previous 2012 edition.
In April and May 2016, the Building Commission held a number of information sessions on the changing requirements for swimming and spa pool safety barriers. An adaption of these presentations is available to view online.
Further information on requirements for swimming and spa pools is available on the Building Commission website.
Other Environmental Health Areas Controlled
- Accommodation - caravan park and farm stays, hotel and motel accommodation
- Private swimming pools
- Lighting and ventilation of buildings
- Food vending vehicles
- Public buildingsHairdressing establishments