Food safety inspections for the years 2014, 2015, 2016

Nigel Gladstone made this Government Information (Public Access) request to Lane Cove Municipal Council

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From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Local Council,

Can you please provide me with the number of food safety inspections carried out in your area annually, for the last three years?

How many warning were issued each year and how many fines each year?

What percentage of all food outlets did the council inspect each year?

Have any outlets been shut down for non-compliance and if so what for and how many?

What were the worst offences/biggest fines for each year?

Yours faithfully,

Nigel Gladstone

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Lane Cove Municipal Council

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Thank you.

Corporate Records Team
Corporate Services Division
Lane Cove Council

Tel: (02) 9911 3555
Fax: (02) 9911 3600

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From: Kirsty Beram
Lane Cove Municipal Council


Attachment Formal Access to Information Application Form.pdf
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Attachment Credit Card Payment Authorisation Form.pdf
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Dear Mr Gladstone,

Thank you for your access to information request.

A Formal Access to Information Application will be required to allow us to
process this request.  This will require the payment of a $30 application
fee to Council [s.41(1)(c)].  Processing charges of $30 per hour after the
first hour may also apply [s.64(1)] and Council may request an advance
deposit depending on the estimated time required to process the
application [s. 68-70].

Please find the relevant form attached, along with Council's credit card
authorisation form should you wish to pay by credit card.

I note that some of the information requested has been released publically
in Council's annual reports.  Extracts of this have been provided below
for your information.

During 2013-2014 Council’s Environmental Health Officer:-
Undertook 143 inspections of local food businesses with 97% of premises
deemed compliant with food safety standards either at the initial
inspection or following reinspection.

During 2014-2015 Council’s Environmental Health  Officer:-
Undertook 161 inspections of local food businesses with 100% of premises
deemed compliant with food safety standards either at the initial
inspection or following reinspection (95.5% compliance on initial
inspection).
Regards,

Kirsty Beram | Manager - Governance | Lane Cove Council
48 Longueville Road Lane Cove NSW 2066 

P: (02) 9911 3525   F: (02) 9911 3600   * [1][email address]

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From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Kirsty Beram,

Other councils have taken this as an informal request in accordance with section 8 of the GIPA Act. Is there a reason why you are requesting it proceed as a formal request?

I appreciate the extracts you have provided and considering that this information covers about half of my request, can you please proceed with an informal request?

Yours sincerely,

Nigel Gladstone

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From: Kirsty Beram
Lane Cove Municipal Council

Hi Nigel,

I have requested this be lodged formally as the information requested will require a wide ranging search to ascertain and collate the level of detail requested. This is our standard practice.

I am currently checking with our environmental health dept as to whether any of the information requested is already at hand in an existing document. If so, would be happy to provided that informally.

Regards, Kirsty

Kirsty Beram | Manager - Governance

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From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Kirsty Beram,

Thank you, much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Nigel Gladstone

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From: Kirsty Beram
Lane Cove Municipal Council


Attachment Activity Report 2015.pdf
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Attachment Activity Report 2014.pdf
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Attachment Activity Report 2016.pdf
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Not a problem Nigel.

Attached are Council's Annual Activity Reports to the NSW Food Authority.

If any further, more detailed information is required a formal application is required.

Regards, Kirsty

Kirsty Beram | Manager - Governance

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From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Kirsty Beram,

Thank you very much for this information, yours is the first council to release the actual documents, others have provided the numbers but not the full document.

Well done!

Yours sincerely,

Nigel Gladstone

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