The National Environmental Health Strategy 2007 - 2012

The National Environmental Health Strategy 2007 - 2012 (the Strategy) was approved by the Australian Health Protection Committee (AHPC) on the 11-12 October 2007. The Strategy provides direction for environmental health management across Australia and identifies the Australian environmental health sectors' role in developing and supporting infrastructure for health protection.

Page last updated: 27 November 2007

Printable version of The National Environmental Health Strategy 2007-2012 (PDF 838 KB)

The National Environmental Health Strategy 2007-2012 builds on the framework established by the National Environmental Health Strategy 1999.

The key environmental health risks in Australia to be addressed by the National Environmental Health Strategy 2007-2012 include:

  • Emergencies and disasters
  • Climate change
  • Increasing pressure on drinking water supplies
  • The intensity of urban development
  • The lack of effective environmental health infrastructure in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Responsibility for implementing this strategy rests with the Environmental Health Committee (enHealth) of the Australian Health Protection Committee (AHPC).

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