Council is available to offer advice on the regulations relating to all health matters in the district. Council has the responsibility to provide a range of services consistent with Local Government statutory obligations and community expectations.
Both Council and the Police have responsibility for noise control in the Shire. Noise nuisances come in many forms including:
- Power Tools
There are legal provisions that limit noise levels and times allowed. Complaints can be made about annoying noise to Council's Health & Regulatory Services Manager during business hours. For after hours immediate action the police can be contacted to request action.
Council's Health & Regulatory Services Manager deals with local issues relating to environment protection. This is the contact point for dealing with air, noise, ground and water pollution issues. This includes illegal dumping, asbestos disposal, smoke emissions, and the like.
Council's Health & Regulatory Services Manager is responsible for the Shire's food surveillance/protection activities. All food businesses are now required to be registered (a fee may be applicable) and comply with a national set of standards. Inspections of the businesses within the Shire of Moora who sell food are carried out on a periodical basis.
Click here to download a Application food premises form.
The Shire's non-scheme water supply is under the surverillance of Council. This includes the testing of the water quality of the public pool, treated effluent re-use, and domestic rainwater.
Infectious Disease Control
Communicable diseases are investigated at a local level by Council. This is instigated by doctor's referral to the Health Department of WA once an infectious disease has been identified. This information is then referred, confidentially, onto Council's Health & Regulatory Services Manager to follow up on to find out through an interview process how the disease was caught if possible to prevent a wider spread and discover its cause. Further information on this subject can be found at www.public.health.wa.gov.au
Click here to download a septic application form