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Our Mission

We are committed to delivering and promoting the very best in Environmental Health Services to both public (Government) and private enterprise, inspired by excellence, respect, trust, integrity and an attitude of continuous learning.

Our Values

  • Respect: Learning through listening.

  • Communication: To ensure you are kept updated at all times.

  • Trust: To be open and transparent.

  • Integrity: To do the right thing by all involved.

  • Team work: To work together as a team.

  • Leadership: To lead the way in Environmental Health

  • Pursuit of Excellence: To continue to develop and enhance our skills.

  • Service: To provide the best in Customer Service.

  • People: To value each and every person.

Why Choose NQ Environmental Health Services?

  • We provide a professional, friendly service.

  • We are fully Approved Food Auditors with Queensland Government - FSA/0307.

  • Unlike many other food auditor businesses, a fully qualified Environmental Health Officer (EHO/Health Inspector) with extensive experience in Local Government conducts the Audit and is therefore aware of Local Government EHO requirements and can provide you with advice in preparing for your next Local Government food audit.

  • All of our Food Safety Audits come with FREE advice/recommendations in preparing for your next Local Government food audit.

  • We have a large range of contacts in both Local and State Government and therefore have a strong reputation as Environmental Health professionals.

  • Our aim is to lead the way in environmental health solutions, hence our company slogan.

  • We aim to foster a long-term and positive working relationship with all our clients.

  • A certificate of Food Safety Audit is available at the completion of each audit.

  • We provide a full range of environmental health services across both public and private sectors.

  • We have over a decade of experience working as an Environmental Health Officer in Local Government. We therefore have experience in an enforcement role and understand the requirements of all food safety, public health and environmental protection laws.

  • We are available at all times for advice and bookings.

  • We provide you with factual and independent information and can work with your Local Authority (Council Environmental Health Officers) to help achieve your desired outcomes.

  • We are a small company and can therefore provide you with tailored one-on-one solutions. You therefore have the advantage of dealing with the same person at all times to build a strong working relationship.

  • We are passionate about and take all facets of environment health seriously. You can therefore be safe in the knowledge that you will be engaging a knowledgeable, passionate and friendly environmental health professional.

  • We provide very competitive rates for both the private and public sector and are happy to price match or beat other written quotes (dependent on travel and location of other businesses).

  • We are Members of Environmental Health Australia (EHA), so you know you are getting a quality service bound by the values, vision and code of conduct of the EHA organisation.

ABOUT the Owner/Director

NQ Environmental Health Services, Dale Mengel
Dale Mengel

Dale Mengel commenced work as a Cadet Environmental Health Officer at Whitsunday Regional Council in 2006. Dale graduated from the University of Western Sydney (now known as Western Sydney University) in 2012 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health), awarded  'with Distinction' due to his high achievements. He continued his work as an Environmental Health Officer with Whitsunday Regional Council until 2016 before pursuing a career in the private sector.

Over his 10 years working in Local Government, Dale has amassed a strong knowledge in all facets of Environmental Health including Food Safety, Environmentally Relevant Activities, Complaint/Dispute Resolution, Environmental Nuisance, Development Approvals, Commercial Kitchen Design Approvals, Food Licensing, Disaster Management, Cyclone Shelter Management, Mosquito Monitoring and Surveillance and Marine Stinger Safety to name a few.


After identifying a lack of private consultancy in the Environmental Health field during his Local Government work, Dale vowed to fill this gap and bring his expertise to the private sector. Dale aims to ensure NQ Environmental Health Services is a 'one-stop shop' for all Environmental Health services ranging from Local Government work to private consultancy.

Dale is passionate in all fields of his expertise and ensures that his clients take priority in all his business endeavours.

For a full work history, please connect with Dale on LinkedIn.

When not working, Dale enjoys all sports, especially cricket and rugby league and is an award winning wildlife photographer. His photography may be viewed at or on his photography Facebook page.

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