Public Health Risks
A Public Health Risk can be anything that is, or is likely to be hazardous to human health, or that contributes to, or is likely to contribute to disease in humans or the transmission of an infectious condition to humans.
Council only has jurisdiction to act on certain public health risks described under the Public Health Act 2005, and shares the responsibility of public health risks with other Government bodies.
Examples of a Local Government Public Health Risk include rats, mice, mosquitoes and asbestos from domestic premises.
Your neighbour may not be aware they are causing a nuisance. The best way to resolve such issue with a neighbour is to approach them with your concerns and try and work together to resolve the problem. If this doesn’t work after a period of time, you can raise the issue with Council or the appropriate authority.
The following fact sheet provides information on public health risks regulated by Council, including resources that may help you remove a public health risk.
This link also has information and resources on the water quality of drinking water in rainwater tanks.