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Environmental Health

As of March 1 the State Government has introduced new smoke-free areas across Tasmania. These areas are listed in the document below.

1.   People are required with the smoke free area provisions as of March 1;

2.   Council is responsible to for its facilities such as sporting grounds, swimming pools, public buildings and playgrounds;

3.   Council does not police this law at private facilities such as hotels. Policing will be handled by the State Government, which has appointed two officers to oversee this requirement. To report a breach in these areas contact the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.

Event organisers are required to complete a Smoke Free Management (Public Events) Plan for any events that are completely smoke free or that have designated smoking areas. For a copy of this form and more information please click here.

Smoke-free Areas Information Smoke-free%20Areas%20Information (73 kb)

Environmental Health also covers several different areas which are the following:

1.  Food

I’m Alert – Free Online Food Safety Training Program

This online tool is used to train food handlers on food safety and includes:

  • Sections reflecting the basic food safety principles as outlined in the Food Safety Standards (Eg. Temperature Control, Food Receipt, Food Storage, Hygiene of Food Handlers etc.)
  • Ability to only select the sections that are relevant to your role
  • Interactive tasks and quizzes
  • Printable training acknowledgement form (assists a food business operator and staff to demonstrate skills and knowledge requirements) – click here to view an example
  • Printable certificate (can be displayed within a food business) - click here to view an example
  • "Remind me" option (prompts a user to conduct the training again after a nominated time period)
  • "Notify" option (enables a user to notify others of their completion of the training program)

2.  Water Quality

3.  Public Health

4.  Environment

  • Pollution Incidents
  • Dairy Effluent Management Issues
  • Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994
  • Level 1 - Activities are dealt with by Council
  • Level 2 - Activities are regulated by the State Government
  • Regulations for Backyard Burning(104 kb)

For information about asbestos, please visit our Building page by clicking here.

If you would like to know more information on any of the above contact the Environmental Health Officer on (03) 6452 4848.