Our Environmental Health team consist of three qualified Environmental Health Workers, who work within the entire Goldfields area including outlying communities to provide assistance with dog sterilisation and management, sanitation and waste disposal, pest control, home & community hygiene and minor plumbing works.
The team make regular trips to the outlying communities such as Mount Margaret, Cosmo Newberry, Leonora, Laverton, Tjuntjuntjarra and Ninga Mia providing education and assistance. The team also works closely with the City of Kalgoorlie/Boulder in all environmental matters.
The main objective for the Environmental Health team is early prevention of diseases caused by surroundings. This means we look at a wide variety of issues our clients might be having so we that we can help manage and/or improve their own healthy environment.
Our Environmental Health team also works with the Goldfields communities, organisations and schools promoting educational programs on things like hand washing, making your own fly traps and sustainable gardening for the green thumbs.
Just some of the things we do:
- Testing Community water supply
- Inspections of client homes to ensure there are no health concerns such as insects/rodents, damaged or leaky pipes etc;
- Pest Control
- Sterilising and Worming of Community dogs
- Supply equipment for local clients to clean up their yards, including trailer, lawn mower and rakes and taking all waste to the tip at the end of the day;
Environment Health Assistance
To access out Environmental Health service, clients are required to obtain a referral from our Clinic or Social Support networks. This is a quick and easy process and all our Bega staff are trained in the referral process.
As our team is kept busy with the referrals, it is advised that you book one (1) week in advance.
The Environmental Health team are dedicated to their work and are often out on the job assisting clients with trailer delivery, gardening equipment and yard clean up for housing inspections.
Sustainable Gardening Project
Our Environmental Health team were privileged to have gardening guru David De Vries provide us with training on sustainable gardening in the Communities. David has worked with rural and remote indigenous communities in the Northern Territory developing a system of sustainable gardens suitable to the desert climate and are easy to maintain.
Our team, with the assistance of community members at Leonora and Ninga Mia, set up sustainable garden wicker beds and now grow their own food. The blue barrels can be seen around the communities with various fruit trees and vegetables.
The barrels are transformed into portable, self-watering garden beds and placed in optimum position for watering, shelter, sun and wind. This is a hands on and education exercise where the participants are given both knowledge and materials to create their own custom gardens.
Using recycled materials and innovative ideas for communities that might find it difficult to access resources, this program has been specifically designed for indigenous communities.
Call (08) 9022 5549 to make an appointment with our Environmental Health friendly team.