Public Health

Council, in conjunction with other authorities,  has a role in protecting and maintaining the public health of the community.

Public health refers to the protection and promotion of health and the prevention of illness, injury and disability within the community.  

As part of Council's role in public health, we administer a range of state legislation, and also provide advice to the community on the public health aspects of environmental issues such as:
 

The primary piece of legislation that relates directly to public health is the Public Health Act 1997.  A range of legally enforceable guidelines have been developed under the Act that can be directly accessed via the Department of Health & Human Services.