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Council’s Environmental Health Officers work continuously to improve environmental health for the community and the environment. This is often achieved by encouraging best practice for businesses and ensuring that legislative standards are enforced.

Council is also committed to helping you build and operate a better, fully compliant business. To reduce the compliance burden and cost of compliance for business, Tweed Shire Council has made available information on how to comply with legislative responsibilities.

A TOOLBOX Website is currently being developed in conjunction with South East Queensland Councils. Links to that site are shown below marked with an asterisk (*). This list will continue to grow as Council continues to work on the project.
(After clicking on the relevant link marked * below, you will be presented with the list of available business activities on the left hand side, and will be given the option to select either How to Apply, How to Comply or Tools and Resources).

Environmental Health Areas

Acid Sulfate Soils
Algae - Blooms and Testing
Algae - Blooms and Testing
Air Pollution
On-Site Sewage Management

Public Health Areas

Alcohol Free Zones
Caravans on Private Property
Fireworks Displays
Needle/Syringe Management
Private Burials
Smoking in Public Places

Further Information


Council Officers undertake routine compliance inspections, assess applications, investigate complaints, and reports on issues associated with possible breaches of relevant public health and environmental legislation. A sound knowledge of relevant legislation and a thorough understanding of environment and health concepts associated with land, water, noise, air pollution and public health is required to interpret and apply the legislation. The major pieces of legislation include:

NSW Acts of Parliament

- Contaminated Land Management Act 1997
- Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979
- Food Act 2003
- Food Amendment (Food Safety Supervisors) Act 2009
- Local Government Act 1993
- Noxious Weeds Act 1993
- Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997
- Public Health Act 2010 (external link)
- Roads Act 1993
- Swimming Pools Act 1992

NSW Regulations

- Contamination Land Management Regulation 2008
- Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000
- Food Regulation 2004
- Local Government (General) Regulation 2005
- Local Government (Manufactured Home Estates, Caravan Parks, Camping Grounds and Moveable Dwellings) Regulation 2005
- Noxious Weeds Regulation 2008
- Public Health Regulation 2012 (external link)
- Protection of the Environment Operations (Clean Air) Regulation 2010 (external link)
- Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Regulation 2009
- Protection of the Environment Operations (Noise Control) Regulation 2008
- Protection of the Environment Operations (Underground Petroleum Storage Systems) Regulation 2008
- Protection of the Environment Operations (Waste) Regulation 2005
- Roads Regulation 2008
- Swimming Pools Regulation 2008

NSW Environmental Planning Instruments

- State Environmental Planning Policy No 21—Caravan Parks
- State Environmental Planning Policy No 36—Manufactured Home Estates
- State Environmental Planning Policy No 55—Remediation of Land
- Tweed Local Environmental Plan 2000
- Tweed Shire Council Policies/Guidelines

Further information:

The Parliamentary Counsel's Office maintains the NSW legislation website which is the official NSW Government site for the online publication of legislation. The website also contains information guides about NSW legislation (including official notification of the making of statutory instruments).
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