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Design Compliance
Food premises are required to obtain relevant development approvals and liquid trade waste approvals from Council.  

New food premises or alterations to an existing food premises need to comply with the National Construction CodeFood Safety Standard 3.2.3 - Food Premises and Equipment and Australian Standard AS 4674-2004 - Design, Construction & Fitout of Food Premises.
 
Australian Standard AS 4674-2004 contains guideline criteria for construction & fit out of new or altered or renovated food premises in the food services, retail & small scale manufactures, under headings that correspond to the following divisions of Food Safety Standards 3.2.3:

  • Design and Construction of Food Premises.
  • Floors, Walls and Ceilings.
  • Fixtures, Fitting and Equipment.

For detailed guidelines an information copy of Australian Standard AS4674-2004 may be purchased from: Standards Australia
Phone: 1300 654 645
Address: 475 Hunter Street Newcastle NSW 2320
Food Safety Standards 3.2.3 can be purchased and viewed from: Food Standards Australia & New Zealand 
Phone: 02 62712241
Advice Line: 1300 652 166
Internet: www.foodstandards.gov.au

Food premises: Design, Construction and Fit Out Guide
The Food premises: design, construction and fit-out guide is for businesses involved in the design, construction and fit-out of fixed and mobile premises; it does not provide criteria for temporary food premises such as market stalls. It aims to provide guidance to operators, architects, designers, builders, equipment manufacturers and other professionals associated with design and construction of food premises.

It is based on the Food Safety Standard 3.2.3 and the Australian Standard 4674-2004 and aims to provide users with minimum requirements and best-practice options to assist in producing food that is safe to eat and free from contaminates.

Singleton Council
PO Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330
Ph: 02 6578 7290