• Draft Climate Change Policy to go on public exhibition
    In an effort to address the changing climate affecting the Cessnock Local Government Area, Council has developed a draft Climate Change Policy. The community are encouraged to provide feedback on the Policy during the public exhibition period. The draft Climate Change Policy will be on public exhibition from the 26 February until the 25 March 2020. 
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Skin Penetration and Beauty Premises

Body decorating and body grooming activities are inspected by Council as part of a regular inspection program to assess compliance with the Public Health Act 2010 [BS1] and Public Health Regulation 2012. Registering your Skin Penetration or Beauty Premises

The types of businesses that Council inspects include:

Council does not regulate acupuncture activities, and any inquiries relating to this should be directed to the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia.

Council’s Environment Health Officer’s will assess the following as part of a routine health inspection:

  • Cleanliness of premises;
  • Fitout and construction of premises;
  • Provision of facilities/equipment for cleaning, sterilising, and hand washing; storage facilities;
  • Waste storage and disposal; sharps and contaminated waste;
  • Skin penetration procedures;
  • Cleaning, disinfecting and sterilising of equipment; autoclave records (if applicable)

Council recommends that businesses which need to sterilise equipment review NSW Health’s factsheet on cleaning and sterilising

Cessnock Council uses a standardised checklist during routine inspections to ensure consistency between officers.