What Council Does
Council’s Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) are appointed to promote and protect public health, and a major part of this role is to abate any conditions likely to be injurious to health or offensive.
Environmental Health Services
- Hazardous substances
- Liquor licensing
- Inspection of retail food premises, camping grounds, hairdressers and saleyards.
- Investigation of complaints relating to the following:
- Any offensive conditions or anything that may be injurious to health
- Give advice concerning:
- Water quality
- Sewage disposal
- Food safety
- Pool water quality
- Enforcement of the following Bylaws:
- Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees Bylaw
- Mobile or Traveling Shops, Hawkers and Stands or Stalls Bylaw
Please feel free to ring an EHO or make an appointment to discuss any environmental health issue. If the particular issue is covered by another regulatory agency then they will be able to point you in the right direction.
Contact the EHO for the area in which you live or work as follows (for calls outside of working hours please phone Council's 24 hour operator on 0800 732 732):
Eastern and Western Southland
Manager - Environmental Health
Direct line: 0800 732 732 ext. 3191
Northern Southland and Stewart Island
Confidentiality of complaints made
If you have a complaint to lodge concerning conditions that may harm individual or public health, please be assured that your identity will be kept confidential. The EHOs rely on members of the public to a certain extent to bring health issues to their attention, and as such Council is legally entitled to refuse to release the name of the complainant under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, as it has done so in the past.
A to Z Listing of Environmental Health
About this page
|First added:||19 February 2009|
|Last updated:||12 April 2013|