Pigeons – application to keep pigeons

Pigeons – application to keep pigeons

Residents wishing to keep pigeons in a residential area can apply by completing the form below. Further information is available in the article ‘Keeping Pigeons’.

Septic apparatus – decommissioning a septic apparatus notification form

Septic apparatus – decommissioning a septic apparatus notification form

Property owners should advise the City once a septic apparatus has been decommissioned, by completing and submitting a decommissioning form, together with a copy of the liquid waste receipt as evidence of the pumping out of the system (where relevant).

Further information on the decommissioning of a septic apparatus can be found in the article ‘Septic tanks: waste water disposal, installation and decommissioning’.

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Outdoor eating – apply for an outdoor eating permit

Outdoor eating – apply for an outdoor eating permit

An Outdoor Eating Permit is required to operate an outdoor eating area located on public land. To operate an outdoor eating area, relevant planning requirements also need to be considered. Please refer to the Outdoor Eating Areas (Alfresco Activities) web page for further information.

Lodging house – apply for registration

Lodging house – apply for registration

A lodging house located within the City, is required to be registered. Registration of a lodging house is in addition to any Development (planning) approval requirements, and Building Permit requirements.

Further information on lodging houses

An application for registration of a lodging house can be made by completing the form below.

Lodging house

Lodging house

Under the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911, a ‘lodging house’ is any building or structure or part of the building or structure, permanent or otherwise, in which provision is made for lodging or boarding more than six people – exclusive of the family of the keeper of the lodging house – for hire or reward.

The term does not include:

  • Premises licensed under a publican’s general licence, limited hotel licence, or wayside-house licence, granted under the Licensing Act 1911.
  • Residential accommodation for students in a non-government school within the meaning of the School Education Act 1999.
  • Any building comprising residential flats.

To keep a lodging house within the City of Joondalup, you need to seek approval and registration from the City.

Every lodging house is required to be inspected and have its registration renewed annually.

Application requirements

  • Application form
  • Application fee, in accordance with the Environmental Health Schedule of Fees and Charges.
  • Detailed plans and specifications of the proposed lodging house.

Lodging an application

You can submit a Lodging House application:

Online form Lodging House – apply for registration (preferred)

Or by completing an application form and submitting it:

  • In person – Visit the City of Joondalup Administration Centre, 90 Boas Avenue, Joondalup.
  • By post –  PO Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919.

Planning requirements

Development (planning) approval is also required for all accommodation businesses such as hotels, short stay accommodation or bed and breakfast. This is irrespective of whether approval is required for a lodging house.

Building permit requirements

A Building Permit application may be required for accommodation business, particularly if new building works are proposed. To confirm if a building permit application is required, please place your request in writing to the City’s Building Services, outlining what is proposed.

Food business registration

Food business registration

Whether you are buying an existing food business, or starting a new one, registration of your food business must be obtained before you start to operate.

This includes food businesses such as:

  • Food trucks or food stalls
  • Commercial premises
  • Home businesses.

For food trucks and food stalls, registration needs to occur with the local government that the food business is garaged or stored. Only a single registration is required which is valid across all of WA.

Some exemptions do apply, such as businesses that only sell low-risk, pre-packaged food. Although community and charity organisations are often also exempt from registration, a completed application form is still required as notification of the food activities occurring.

Further information is available on the What is a Food Business fact sheet.

Application requirements

If you are taking over an existing food business with no changes to the premises, only a completed application form and a copy of your menu is likely to be required.

If you are starting a new food business, then a copy of the floor plans and elevations, menu, recipes and labelling information may be required. Please refer to the Starting a New Food Business web page.

The fee for the registration of a food business can be found within the Environmental Health Schedule of Fees and Charges.

Lodging an application

You can lodge an application for food business registration:

Online (preferred) – Please refer to the City’s e-application service.

Or by completing the application form and submitting it:

  • In person – Visit the City of Joondalup Administration Centre, 90 Boas Avenue, Joondalup.
  • By post – PO Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919.

Cancelling food business registration

If you are selling your food business or no longer wishing to operate, it is a requirement that your food business registration be cancelled. Cancelling your registration is easy:

Complete the application form and submit it:

  • In person – Visit the City of Joondalup Administration Centre, 90 Boas Avenue, Joondalup.
  • By post – PO Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919.
  • By Email

Starting a new food business

Starting a new food business

If you are looking to start a new food business, that includes the construction or internal fit-out of a building or mobile food truck, then you will need to be aware of the construction requirements of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code .

These requirements will also apply to an existing food business that may be subject to any alterations or additions.

It is recommended that you speak with an Environmental Health Officer before undertaking any works. An application for Food Business Registration is required prior to starting your food business.

You will also need to consider whether a development (planning) approval or building permit is required, before starting any works.

Food handler training

Food handler training

The operation of a food business requires that all staff carry out their work in ways that ensure that the business produces safe food. All staff must have a good understanding of the risks to food safety and the appropriate knowledge of safe food handling practices.

The Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code contains requirements for the skills and knowledge of all food handlers.

To assist food businesses in the training of their staff, the City offers a free online training course called FoodSafe Online. FoodSafe Online is presented in an interactive, easy to follow format and allows the user to print off a certificate upon completion of the program, that can be kept as staff records. It is recommended that the training be repeated at least annually by all food handling staff.

Free access to FoodSafe Online is provided by entering the discount voucher FSJOOND359 on the payment page.

Additional training for food businesses on allergy awareness is also highly recommended.

The City also offers an alternate online food safety training course called I’m Alert that is suited to volunteer food handlers and community groups.

Environmental Health Australia offer the FoodSafe training pack. This helps businesses meet its food safety requirements by documenting cleaning and pest control, monitoring temperatures of food, and recording and monitoring deliveries. The training package contains a video, workbook with questionnaires, and an ongoing proprietor workbook.

Food labelling

Food labelling

All packaged food for sale must bear a label that complies with the requirements of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. The Code requires certain information to be provided on labels such as:

  • Name of food
  • Ingredient listing
  • Use-by or best-before dates
  • Storage and cooking instructions
  • Nutritional information panel.

There are some exemptions to the requirement for packaged foods to bear a label. The most common exemptions are if the food is:

  • Packaged in the presence of the customer
  • Packaged and displayed in an assisted service display cabinet
  • Made and sold from the same premises
  • Delivered packaged, and ready for consumption, at the express order of the purchaser.

Even if food is exempt from labelling, important information relating to allergens or food safety must be available either on display or on request of the purchaser.

Food monitoring

Food monitoring

The City’s Environmental Health Officers undertake regular monitoring of food businesses within its boundaries.

This includes:

  • Carrying out unannounced risk assessments of all food businesses on a regular basis
  • Investigating complaints about food handling practices
  • Collecting evidence of breaches of the food legislation and initiating legal action where necessary
  • Sampling locally produced foods and comparing the results to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

If you are concerned with a food safety matter or would like to lodge a complaint regarding food, please refer to the City’s Food or Food Business Complaint Form.

Food prepared in residential kitchens

Food prepared in residential kitchens

If you are making food at home with an intention to sell at events, markets or other places of business, food business registration must first be obtained.

As most residential kitchens would not meet the standards of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, only limited food preparation for sale is able to be carried out. This typically includes low-risk foods such as cakes (without cream or custards), biscuits and jams.

Further information can be found in the City’s fact sheet, Preparing food at home for sale.

Any home business will also need to consider the planning requirements.

If you are looking to establish a Family Day Care, that includes providing meals to children, a food management plan to address food safety risks will also need to be submitted with an application for registration of a food business, where a residential kitchen is used.

Trader’s permits

Trader’s permits

The City’s Local Government and Public Property Local Law 2014 requires vendors selling goods and services in a public place, to hold a Trader’s Permit.

When assessing an application for a Trader’s Permit, consideration is given to parking, public safety, traffic flow, amenity of the location and the consistency of the trading activity with the existing land use.

For trading activities that include the sale of food, the registration of a food business must also be considered.

Coastal locations

Many vendors would prefer a stationary location at one of the City’s beachside car parks. Coastal locations that are considered suitable for trading to occur are displayed in the following table. The table identifies the current usage for each approved coastal location and the restrictions associated with each site.

LOCATIONNATURE OF ACTIVITYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAY
MARMION - MAAC NORTHERN CAR PARK
One Trader at a time permitted.
Limited to food and beverages. To operate in specified bays.Current UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent Usage
Trader 1 7am-3pm7am-3pm7am-3pm7am-3pm7am-3pm7am-3pm
HILLARYS BEACH (WHITFORDS NODES) CAR PARK
Two Traders permitted at same time.
Limited to food and beverages. To operate in specified bays.Current UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent Usage
Trader 1 (Coffee)8.00am to 3.00pm
8.00am to 3.00pm8.00am to 3.00pm8.00am to 3.00pm8.00am to 3.00pm8.00am to 3.00pm8.00am to 3.00pm
Trader 2a (Food)10.00am to 4.00pm10.00am to 4.00pm10.00am to 4.00pm10.00am to 4.00pm
Trader 2b (Food and drinks)6.00am to 10.00am
PENDING
6.00am to 10.00am
PENDING
6.00am to 10.00am
PENDING
6.00am to 10.00am
PENDING
HILLARYS DOG BEACH CAR PARK
Three Traders permitted at same time.
Limited to two food and beverages and one dog wash operation, on specified hard standCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent Usage
Trader 1 (Coffee)7.30am to 1.00pm8.00am to 1.00pm8.00am to 1.00pm8.00am to 1.00pm7.30am to 1.00pm7.30am to 3.30pm7.30am to 3.30pm
Trader 2 (Food/drink)9.00am to 1.00pm9.00am to 1.00pm9.00am to 1.00pm9.00am to 1.00pm
Trader 3 (Dog wash)8.00am to 4.00pm8.00am to 4.00pm8.00am to 4.00pm8.00am to 4.00pm8.00am to 4.00pm8.00am to 5.00pm8.00am to 5.00pm
HILLARYS HORSE BEACH CAR PARK
One Trader at a time permitted.
Limited to food and beverages. To operate in specified bays.Current UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent Usage
Trader 1
PINNAROO POINT BEACH CAR PARK
Two Traders permitted at same time. (May be subject to change after 2022)
Limited to food and beverages. To operate in specified bays.Current UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent Usage
Trader 1
Trader 2 11.30am-2.30pm11.30am-2.30pm11.30am-2.30pm11.30am-2.30pm11.30am-2.30pm11.30am-5.00pm11.30am-5.00pm
WHITFORDS AVENUE PARKING STATION
Two Traders permitted at same time. One in car park and one on hardstand.
Limited to food and beverages, within specified bays and hardstand.Current UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent Usage
Trader 1 (Coffee) Designated bay6.00am to 12.00pm6.00am to 12.00pm6.00am to 12.00pm6.00am to 12.00pm6.00am to 12.00pm6.00am to 12.00pm6.00am to 12.00pm
Trader 1 (Food)Designated bay12.30pm to 2.30pm5.00pm to 8.00pm5.00pm to 8.00pm12.30pm to 7.30pm
Trader 2 (Ice cream)Hardstand only10.00am to 5.00pm10.00am to 5.00pm10.00am to 5.00pm10.00am to 5.00pm10.00am to 5.00pm10.00am to 7.00pm10.00am to 7.00pm
NORTHSHORE PARKING STATION
One Trader at a time permitted.
Limited to food and beverages. To operate in specified bays.Current UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent Usage
Trader 1 (Coffee)5.30am to 7.00pm5.30am to 7.00pm5.30am to 7.00pm5.30am to 7.00pm5.30am to 7.00pm5.30am to 7.00pm5.30am to 7.00pm
MULLALOO BEACH NORTHERN
(TOM SIMPSON) CAR PARK One Trader permitted to operate between 1 May and 30 September only.
Limited to food and beverages. To operate in specified bays.Current UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent Usage
Trader 11 May to 30 Sept
11.00am - 3.30pm
1 May to 30 Sept
11.00am - 3.30pm
1 May to 30 Sept
11.00am - 3.30pm
1 May to 30 Sept
11.00am - 3.30pm
WEST VIEW BOULEVARD PARKING STATION
One Trader permitted to operate between 1 May and 30 September only.
Limited to food and beverages. To operate in specified bays.Current UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent Usage
Trader 1
KEY WEST MULLALOO PARKING STATION
One Trader permitted to operate between 1 May and 30 September only.
Limited to food and beverages. To operate in specified bay.Current UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent Usage
Trader 1
OCEAN REEF ROAD ANGLE CAR PARK (OPPOSITE VOLANTE ELBOW)
One Trader at a time permitted.
Limited to food and beverages. To operate in specified baysCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent Usage
Trader 1
ILUKA BEACH FORESHORE
CAR PARK
One Trader at a time permitted.
Limited to food and beverages. To operate in specified bays.Current UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent UsageCurrent Usage
Trader 1 (Food)7.00am - 1.00pm7.00am - 1.00pm7.00am - 1.00pm7.00am - 1.00pm7.00am - 1.00pm7.00am - 1.00pm7.00am - 1.00pm

 

Application requirements

In addition to a completed application form, the following will be required when submitting an application:

  • A detailed description of the trading activity
  • A copy of a site plan that clearly shows the trading area, where it is in a fixed location
  • Photographs of the stall or vehicle
  • A copy of the food business registration and latest inspection report (for food related activities), if registered outside of the City
  • Landowner’s permission – for public places that are not on local government property.

The fees related to Trader’s Permits can be found within the Health Schedule of Fees and Charges.

Lodging an application

You can lodge an application for a Trader’s Permit:

Online application

Or by completing the application form and submitting it –

  • In person – Visit the City of Joondalup Administration Centre, 90 Boas Avenue, Joondalup.
  • By post – PO Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919.

 

Outdoor eating areas (alfresco activities)

Outdoor eating areas (alfresco activities)

Outdoor or ‘alfresco’ eating refers to an area in which tables, chairs and other structures are provided for the consumption of food or drink on public land, such as within the verge, adding vibrancy and activity to an area.

Certain approvals are required before a business can provide an outdoor eating area. The City assesses applications for outdoor eating areas by considering the potential effect of such use on the amenity, function and character of an area.

Planning requirements

Where the alfresco dining (outdoor eating) proposal meets all the provisions of the Alfresco-Activities-Local-Planning-Policydevelopment (planning) approval will not be required. Instead, to confirm that development (planning) approval is not required, a completed Alfresco Activities Self-Assessment Checklist is required to be submitted with your Outdoor Eating Permit (see below) for review by the City.

Development (planning) approval will be required for an alfresco dining proposal where it does not comply with the provisions of the City’s Alfresco Local Planning Policy. Please refer to the Development (Planning) Approval Checklist – Alfresco Activities for application requirements.

Fees to submit an application for development (planning) approval are in accordance with the Planning Services Schedule of Fees and Charges.

Environmental health requirements

An Outdoor Eating Permit is also required to operate an outdoor eating area that is located on public land, such as footpaths. Details that are required to be submitted with a new application are available within the City’s Outdoor Eating Checklist.

Outdoor Eating Permits are required to be issued annually.

Application, Permit and Use of Land fees can be viewed in the Environmental Health Schedule of Fees and Charges.

 

Asbestos

Asbestos

Left undisturbed in buildings, asbestos cement products pose little risk to health, so there is no need to remove or coat asbestos cement materials that are in good condition. All asbestos cement products can be removed safely without causing a risk to the public or workers, provided safe work procedures are followed.

Persons removing asbestos cement products must comply with the Health (Asbestos) Regulations 1992, the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 and Environmental Protection (Controlled Waste) Regulations 2004. Businesses contracted to remove greater than 10 square metres of bonded asbestos need to hold an Asbestos Removal Licence.

For further information, please refer to the Asbestos Guide for Householders and the Public.