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Health Services

Health Services is concerned with aspects of the natural and built environment that affect people's health . 

Environmental Health Officers provide assistance and information on a wide range of public health related matters concerning food safety, noise pollution, environmental pollution, hairdressing and skin penetration, pest control, water quality, asbestos, and public buildings.

Food

Food

Good hygiene and food safety practices can prevent food poisoning and other illnesses. The City of Nedlands carries out routine food safety and hygiene assessments of all business premises preparing food for sale to the general public.

Noise

Noise

Sound is a normal part of everyday life. Noise is unwanted or unpleasant sound and can interrupt our daily lives. The Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 set noise levels for different parts of a neighbourhood at different times of the day. The Regulations allow a level of noise and do not require absolute quiet.

Pollution Control

Pollution Control

The City of Nedlands unique environment is something Council, residents and the City’s Administration can be proud of. Unfortunately there are occasions when a small number of individuals spoil the local environs with rubbish and or refuse dumping, or even liquid waste discharge to streets or public land. The City endeavours to respond quickly to any dumping incidents.

Pest and Rodent Control

Pest and Rodent Control

Rats

Residents are entitled to 4 lots of free rat bait per year which is available from the City's Administration Centre. Information pamphlets and advice from Environmental Health Officers is also available on request. For information regarding rats, please refer to the Rodent information Sheet.

Public Buildings

Public Buildings

Environmental Health Officers conduct regular inspections of public buildings within the City. A “public building” does not necessarily refer to a physical building but more so to a place where members of the public usually or occasionally assemble. It incorporates both permanent and temporary structures, as well as indoor and outdoor gatherings. The assembly of persons must be a formal rather than casual gathering and where the intention of the gathering is for the same period or purpose. 

Asbestos

Asbestos

The City’s Environmental Health Officers provide general advice on asbestos matters, asbestos contaminated sites and may assist with the removal of illegally dumped material.

Left undisturbed in buildings, asbestos containing materials present in products do not present a threat to health. Unless in a deteriorated state, there is no need to remove asbestos containing materials because of health concerns. Disturbing the material (eg by removal) may create a health hazard where none previously existed.