Public Health Risks (QLD only)

 

Under the Public Health Act 2005, a Public Health Risk is described as:

  • ​an animal, structure, substance or other thing that—

    • is, or is likely to become, a breeding ground or source of food for designated pests; or

    • harbours, or is likely to become something that harbours, designated pests; or

  • any of the following 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—

    • a designated pest;

    • drinking water supplied by a drinking water service provider;

    • recycled water produced or supplied under a recycled water scheme within the meaning of the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008;

    • water, other than water described in bullet points two and three;

    • waste;

    • a dead or living animal, structure, substance or other thing that has been, or is likely to have been, exposed to an infectious condition;

    • a dispersal or release of a pesticide, herbicide, solvent or other chemical at a place other than a workplace;

    • a dispersal or release of a by-product of manufacturing, construction, repair, alteration, cleaning or demolition work at a place other than a workplace (e.g. asbestos, fibreglass, etc);

    • lead used, or being used, in a way that contravenes section 58 or 59;

    • paint used, or being used, in a way that contravenes the standard mentioned in section 60;

    • any other activity, animal, substance or other thing prescribed under a regulation.​

If you have been served a Public Health Order in regards to one of the above items, or you wish to know how to proceed with making a complaint to your Local Council about one of the above items, we can assist and provide advice and/or reports to support your claims or to rectify the alleged issues.

Please contact us today to discuss your issues in a confidential manner and to receive advice as how to best proceed.

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