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From the Mayor's Desk

Bathurst Youth Council

Bathurst Regional Youth Council has settled in and is busy organsing events and activities for the coming year, with the team already planning for R U OK Day, Food & Flix and How to Adult workshops .

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NEWS CENTRE

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Current Water Restriction Level is HIGH

Water Restrictions High

17 September 2019 Chifley Dam Level is at 45.5%

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Food Premises Registration



All food premises are required to be registered with Council.  A food business registration form can be completed and sent to Council outlining the type of business to be registered.

New business operators are encouraged to discuss any new proposals with Council's Environmental Health Officers to ensure compliance with the minimum standards of the relevant Food Codes and Regulations before commencing any work.  An inspection of any proposed new premises is also recommended.  This is a free service to ensure you are aware of the approval process.

In most cases a new food premises will require the submission of a Development Application for the fit out of the premises.  Compliance with AS 4674-2004:  design, construction and fit out of food premises will be a condition of any approval

Home Based Preparation of Food For Sale



Home based food preparation operations are permitted in some circumstances. 

Premises producing low risk food such as cakes, slices, jams and chutneys are usually acceptable as a home based business.  High risk food production will require a kitchen which complies with Australian Standard 4674-2004:  design, construction and fit out of food premises and the Food Standards Code.

To obtain approval a home business, home occupation & home based child care notification form is to be submitted to Council for consideration.

Council's guidelines for the preparation at home of food for sale provide additional information about what Council requires including the submission of a food safety plan.

An inspection of your premises will be carried out by Council's Environmental Health Officers to ensure compliance with the relevant food standards before any food production is permitted.

Mobile Food Vans

 
Before operating a mobile food van an operator is required to apply for a mobile food vendor registration and obtain approval in writing before commencing operation.

Depending on where and when you intend to operate your mobile food van a local approval under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 may also be required prior to commencing operation.

If food is prepared, stored or produced at a home based business you will be required to produce written evidence from your Local Council (where the premises is located) confirming your premises are suitable for the storage, preparation or production of food for sale.

The completion of the mobile food vendor registration form should be submitted to Council with the relevant fees a minimum of 2 weeks before the event.

Guidelines for mobile food vending vehicles are available from the NSW Food Authority.

Temporary Food Events

 


Before operating at a temporary food event an operator is required to apply for a Food business at temporary events/markets registration and obtain approval in writing before commencing operation.

Depending on where the temporary event is being held a Local Approval under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 may also be required prior to commencing operation.

If food is prepared, stored or produced at a home based business you will be required to produce written evidence from your Local Council (where the premises is located) confirming your premises are suitable for the storage, preparation or production of food for sale.

The completion of the Food business at temporary events/markets registration form should be submitted to Council with the relevant fees a minimum of 2 weeks before the event.

Guidelines for food businesses at temporary events are available from the NSW Food Authority.

A Frame Signs/Merchandise Display Permits


Council exercises its discretion to allow a sign permit identifying details of a business operation and how it can benefit the business and the community.  Small merchandise displays may also be permitted by Council

Council's Advertising Signs in Public Areas Policy explains the requirements that an applicant must adhere to in order to ensure the safety and amenity of the public.

A footpath advertising sign/merchandise display permit application should be completed and submitted to Council with the appropriate fee before displaying items on Council controlled areas.

Footpath Dining

Footpath dining in the right circumstances adds to the convenience and economic benefit of the community.

Complying with Council's Footpath Restaurants Policy allows food business operators the use of Council controlled areas to expand their business and at the same time, ensure that public health, access and safety are not compromised.

Afootpath seating/dining permit application needs to be completed and submitted to Council with the payment of the appropriate fee before you can use Council controlled areas for footpath dining.