Council's Environmental Health Department works in
collaboration with the Public Health Network which is a network of 16
Public Health Units, each with a dedicated environmental health section.
Environmental health is the interaction between the
environment and the health of populations of people. While
environmental health is distinct from environmental protection there are
overlaps in many area. Environmental health has been defined as 'those
aspects of human health determined by physical, biological, and social
factors in the environment.
Environmental health issues include the provision of safe
drinking water supplies, recreational use of water, sewage management,
public swimming pools, toxicology, microbial control, skin penetration
industries, funeral industries, arbovirus control, air quality, waste
management and basic hygiene.
In NSW many of the functions associated with
environmental health activities come within the administrative control
of many state and local government agencies. The core administrative
functions of the Environmental Health Department are not limited by the
Public Health Act and Regulation but also include the development
guidelines, policy and advice related to many aspects of public health.
Health Services Fees and Charges
Health Service Fees and Charges can be accessed here
First published: 23 Sep 2010
Last modified: 19 Oct 2010