Kiama Public Health Plan
The health section of Council helps to ensure that residents and visitors
to the Kiama Local Government Area can enjoy a healthy and safe environment.
This is achieved by promoting safe practices and ensuring compliance with the
relevant health standards and legislation through regular inspection programs.
A range of information is available to help you stay healthy and assist businesses
to consistently meet and maintain high standards of compliance.
As stated, Council conducts regular inspections of businesses to protect public
health and safety. To enable this, the following businesses must be registered
premises - advice for food premises regarding health and safety.
An outdoor eating policy (pdf 236 KB) is available for restaurateurs. Fees apply.
food stalls - information for having a stall in the Kiama precinct
information for hairdressers and barbers
penetration businesses - information for a safe piercing procedure
Road safety - comprehensive statistics for Kiama
Fees & Charges - some
costs that apply
Council's Environmental Health Officer is happy to assist you with any enquiries
you may have.
Have we got it right?
Kiama Municipal Council recently began updating its internationally recognised
Public Health Plan. The new plan comes into effect in 2010 and will direct Kiama’s health and environment
priorities and strategies for the next five years.
We want your advice – have we got the priorities right?
Please take five minutes to complete our survey and / or join a focus group session. Your
feedback is greatly appreciated!
Public health website links
Health Promotion Professionals' Association
- The mission of the Australian Health Promotion Association is to provide knowledge, resources and perspectives needed to improve health promotion research and practice.
- NSW Health
- NSW Health is responsible for ensuring that the people of NSW are provided with the best possible health care. The Department monitors the performance of the NSW public health system and supports the statutory role of the NSW Minister for Health.
- South Eastern Sydney/Illawarra Area Health Service
- SESIAHS, also known as the Area, covers approximately 6,331 square kilometres, stretching from Sydney Harbour in the north to Durras in the south. The Area includes highly urbanised areas of eastern Sydney, southern Sydney, Wollongong and Port Kembla, which contrast with the predominately rural areas of Kiama and Shoalhaven.
- Cancer Council NSW
- The Cancer Council was established in 1955 by an Act of the NSW Parliament. The Act empowered The Cancer Council to raise money from the public in order to meet its objectives.
- The Heart Foundation
- The Heart Foundation is an independent Australia-wide, non-profit health organisation, funded almost entirely by donations from Australians. The Heart Foundation's purpose is to improve the heart health of Australians and to reduce disability and death from heart, stroke and blood vessel disease.
- NSW Food Authority
- The NSW Food Authority website provides legislative and educational information to consumers, industry and local government regarding food. The NSW Food Authority is responsible for food Safety across the entire food industry from primary production to the point of sale.
To ensure standards are maintained there are strict legislative requirements,
in addition to Council's requirements that must be adhered to. Below are a
number of websites that provide links to this legislation:
- State Government Food Laws
- View the Food
Act (2003) and Food
- National Food Standards Code
- View the Food Standards of Australia and New Zealand.
- Sydney Water Corporation
Water provides drinking water and wastewater services to more than
four million people in Sydney, Illawarra and the Blue Mountains.
- New South Wales Health Department
- View Publications and
the latest food safety information.
- Temporary Food Stall Notification
food premises or temporary events selling food must notify their details
to NSW Health by visiting the
- Safe Food
- The Safe Food Production NSW, SafeFood is the first step towards a single agency responsible for food safety in NSW. Safefood is responsible to the Minister for Agriculture with coverage extending from production, harvest or catch to the back door of retail. It also covers retail businesses where raw meat is further processed, such as butcher shops and supermarket meat departments.
Last updated: Wednesday 11 November, 2009