The Public Health Act 1889 also known by its full title 'An Act to further amend "The Public Health Act 1885"' (Act no. 53 Vict. No.39) made substantial changes to the regulation of new streets, buildings, 'noxious' trades, and cemeteries. Noxious trades included trades that generated high levels of what today we would call pollution or strong smells and included abattoirs, tanneries and soap factories. This legislation was repealed by the Public Health Act 1903 (Act no. 3 Edw. VII No.37) on 6 January 1904.
Sources used to compile this entry: Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Tasmanian Legislation', 20 January 2014, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.
Prepared by: Elizabeth Daniels
Created: 12 February 2015, Last modified: 22 April 2016