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Environmental Health

Active involvement by local authorities in environmental and public health issues has achieved massive improvements in the quality of life and longevity of most Australians. However, new health hazards have emerged in recent years – for example bird flu, chemical sensitivity or noise exposure – that might have the potential to affect the health of residents.

The role of the Shire's Environmental Health Officers is to manage the public environmental health risks in the areas such as food safety, development control, disease control, pollution control and community living. Where acceptable standards are not maintained the officers assume an enforcement role.

Environmental Health Topics

Poultry

Please note that roosters are not permitted within the town site as they can become an annoyance in higher density residential areas. However, up to 12 chickens can be kept on each property, as long as they don't create a nuisance to adjoining neighbours.

Water Sampling

The Shire's Environmental Health Officers can carry out water sampling on private properties. A fee that covers the expense of sampling and transport applies.

 

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