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Regulations and standards

This section provides information about water supply regulations and standards of relevance to Indigenous environmental health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental health practitioners.

2011

Water Act: Northern Territory Australia (2011)

Northern Territory Department of Natural Resources Environment the Arts and Sport

South Australia Safe Drinking Water Act 2011 (2011)

South Australia Attorney-General's Department

2010

Centre for Appropriate Technology (2010)

National Indigenous infrastructure guide.

Alice Springs: Centre for Appropriate Technology

This publication provides a framework to facilitate an understanding of the issues which arise in the provision of infrastructure for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The main focus of the guide is the installation and maintenance of infrastructure which is appropriate and sustainable for remote Indigenous communities. The importance of community in this process is highlighted in the guide.

The National Indigenous infrastructure guide complements the existing National Indigenous Housing Guide and the Environmental Health Handbooks. The guide provides information on:

  • existing research
  • codes and standards
  • resources
  • community infrastructure.

The guide was produced by the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT) with funding from the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Centre for Appropriate Technology (2010)

National Indigenous infrastructure guide: stormwater.

In: Centre for Appropriate Technology, ed. National Indigenous infrastructure guide. Alice Springs: Centre for Appropriate Technology: 21

This publication provides a framework to facilitate an understanding the issue of stormwater management which arises in the provision of infrastructure for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The main focus of the guide is the installation and maintenance of infrastructure which is appropriate and sustainable for remote Indigenous communities. The importance of community in this process is highlighted in the guide.

The National Indigenous infrastructure guide complements the existing National Indigenous Housing Guide and the Environmental Health Handbooks. The guide provides information on:

  • existing research
  • codes and standards
  • resources
  • community infrastructure.

The guide was produced by the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT) with funding from the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Centre for Appropriate Technology (2010)

National Indigenous infrastructure guide: wastewater.

In: Centre for Appropriate Technology, ed. National Indigenous infrastructure guide. Alice Springs: Centre for Appropriate Technology: 33

This publication provides a framework to facilitate an understanding the issue of waste water management which arises in the provision of infrastructure for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The main focus of the guide is the installation and maintenance of infrastructure which is appropriate and sustainable for remote Indigenous communities. The importance of community in this process is highlighted in the guide.

The National Indigenous infrastructure guide complements the existing National Indigenous Housing Guide and the Environmental Health Handbooks. The guide provides information on:

  • existing research
  • codes and standards
  • resources
  • community infrastructure.

The guide was produced by the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT) with funding from the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2009

Water Supply and Sewerage Services Act: Northern Territory Australia (2009)

Northern Territory Department of Health and Families

This is the Water Supply and Sewerage Services Act for the Northern Territory. The purpose of the Act is to regulate the water supply and sewerage services industries, specifically to:

  • promote the safe and efficient provision of water supply and sewerage services;
  • establish and enforce standards of service in water supply and sewerage services;
  • facilitate the provision of financially viable water supply and sewerage services; and
  • protect the interests of customers.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Queensland Government (2009)

Environmental protection (water) policy 2009.

Brisbane: Queensland Government

This is the Environmental Protection (Water) Policy 2009 for the State of Queensland. The document covers topics including:

  • application and purpose of policy;
  • management goals and water quality objectives for waters;
  • management of activities; and
  • environmental plans.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2002

National Public Health Partnership (2002)

A summary of public health laws of relevance to remote and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Melbourne: National Public Health Partnership

Northern Territory of Australia Power and Water Corporation Act (2002)

Northern Territory Department of Health and Families

Public Health Services (2002)

The impact of the health act 1937 on public health in Queensland's remote Indigenous communities: public health law and Indigenous.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Health (Quality of Drinking Water) Regulations (2002)

Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents

2000

Utilities Act (2000)

Australian Capital Territory Government

Water and Sewerage Act (2000)

Australian Capital Territory Government

Water Act (Queensland) (2000)

Queensland Government

 
Last updated: 22 September 2014
 
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