2018-2019 Food Act 2008 and Public Health Act 2016 Reporting

Closed 25 Oct 2019

Opened 1 Jul 2019

Overview

Local Government enforcement agencies are required to report to the Department of Health on their performance of functions under the Food Act 2008 (Food Act) (as required by section 121) and the Public Health Act 2016 (Public Health Act) (as required by section 22). The Food Act reporting requirements have been in place since 2009/10 and the Public Health Act reporting requirements have been in place since 2016/17.

The consultation will be for the 2018/19 reporting period (1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019) and will incorporate both the Food Act and Public Health Act reporting requirements.

What Happens Next

The findings of the Food Act 2008 will be used to produce an annual summary report on the performance of functions under the Food Act 2008. A larger report will be produced trienially, the next of which will be for the 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 financial years. The report will provide insight into the implementation of the food safety legislation in Western Australia and will be used by the Department of Health to identify issues that require support to ensure the consistent and effective implementation of the food legislation in Western Australia.

The findings of the Public Health Act 2016 reporting section will be used to produce an annual summary report of the performance of functions under the Public Health Act. This report will be disseminated to local governments and made available on the Department of Health website. The information will be used by members of the Public Health Act legislation team in their regulatory review projects as part of the ongoing implementation of the Public Health Act. 

Audiences

  • Local governments

Interests

  • Consumer/carer/community engagement