When approved, you can then carry out any proposed works (eg. construction or fit out) in accordance with the approved application. When you are close to completing the construction of the premises you will need to contact Council's Environmental Health Unit to arrange a final inspection. This inspection is to determine whether the premises comply with the Food Safety Standard 3.2.3 and any specific conditions put on the food business licence. You cannot open your business until the premise has had a final inspection and approval has been obtained.
Within two months of your food business opening, or taking over a business, Council’s Environmental Health Officers will visit you to discuss food handling processes, health and hygiene requirements, cleaning, sanitising and maintenance practices. Educational material will also be provided. This is a good opportunity for you to ask the Environmental Health Officer any questions you may have regarding your food business.