Approval of Premises and Equipment for Noxious Trades - Northern Territory

Description

You will need this approval if you carry on a noxious trade.

A noxious trade includes any trade or occupation which, unless preventative measures are adopted, may become a nuisance to the health of the public. Examples include abattoirs; bone mills or bone manure depots; chemical works; cleaning establishments; dye works; fat rendering works; fish curing establishments; flock factories; glue factories; laundries; manure works; marine stores; piggeries; places for the storing, drying or preserving of bones, hides, horns, hoofs or skins; soap or candle works or factories; tripe boiling establishments; battery manufacturing; works for boiling down meat, bones, blood or offal or any trade which causes offensive fumes or discharges foul liquids.

Contact the agency for further information.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Duration

Indefinite.

Fees

Nil

Act(s) name

Public and Environmental Health Act 2011 Northern Territory

Additional information

A person carrying on a noxious trade (this includes abattoirs) must:

  • provide an apparatus or appliance capable of controlling all offensive vapour, gas, dust or other substances arising from the premises
  • provide appropriate lighting and ventilation to the reasonable satisfaction of the Chief Health Officer (CHO)
  • ensure that the drains and sewers discharge into either the sewerage system, appropriate open ground drainage divided into plots for daily rotation so that the effluent will not become injurious to public health, or any other place approved by the CHO
  • ensure that any effluent does not flow into the water system
  • ensure that offensive material is stored in impervious receptacle or place closed with tight fitting covers or doors
  • ensure that there is a constant supply of water in adequate quantities for washing
  • wash down the premises at least every 24 hours.

Administering agency

Department of Health

Contact details

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Environmental Health Officer, Tennant Creek

Department of Health

Operating address: Health Development Building
Cnr Schmidt and Windley Streets
Tennant Creek NT 0861
Mailing address: PO Box 346
Tennant Creek NT 0861
Phone: 0889624302
Fax: 0889624420

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Administration Officer

Department of Health

Operating address: 2nd Floor
Casuarina Plaza
Casuarina NT 0810
Mailing address: PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811
Phone: 0889227377
Phone: 1800 095 646
Fax: 0889227036
Email: envirohealth@nt.gov.au
Website: https://health.nt.gov.au/professionals/environmental-health (Opens in new window)

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Environmental Health Officer, Alice Springs

Department of Health

Operating address: Peter Sitzler Building
67 North Stuart Highway
Alice Springs NT 0871
Mailing address: PO Box 721
Alice Springs NT 0871
Phone: 0889556122
Fax: 0889525927
Email: envirohealth@nt.gov.au
Website: http://www.health.nt.gov.au (Opens in new window)

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Environmental Health Officer, Nhulunbuy

Department of Health

Operating address: Community Health Centre
Endeavour Square
Nhulunbuy NT 0881
Mailing address: PO Box 421
Nhulunbuy NT 0881
Phone: 0889870440
Fax: 0889870444