Reporting requirements for local government

Reporting requirements under the Public Health Act

Section 22 of the Public Health Act 2016 (external site) requires local governments to:

  • Provide a report on their performance of functions under the Act and
  • Forward details within the specified time of any proceedings for an offence they have either instituted or finalised under the Act.

Reporting is required annually to coincide with financial year reporting under the Financial Management Act 2006 (external site) and is combined with the reporting requirements under the Food Act 2008.  

2016 - 2017 reporting results

Optional reporting

As part of the 2016 - 2017 reporting, local governments were asked a number of optional questions to assist with collecting evidence to support the Department of Health's regulatory review process.

The outcomes of this reporting are now available:

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