The LHAAC Analyst

LHAAC appoint an analyst(s) to provide an analytical service to Local Government users of the LHAAC Scheme.

The analyst(s) is selected through a periodic tender process managed by the LHAAC with professional input and guidance from the State Department of Finance. The current contract commenced on 1 August 2017 and will run to 30 June 2020 with the option of two one-year extensions.


The Current Analyst

The current contract is a panel arrangement consisting of two analysts who provide analytical services to LHAAC.

  1. Agrifood Technology is located at the Australian Wool Testing Authority premises at 38 Clark Court, Bibra Lake, WA 6163.
    Tel: (08) 9418 5333
  2. Analytical Reference Laboratory (ARL) is located at 46 – 48 Banksia Road, Welshpool, WA 6106.
    Tel: (08) 6253 4444


The Role of the Analyst

The Analyst is contracted by LHAAC to provide analytical services to Western Australian Local Government Authorities by:

  • Undertaking chemical analysis of products as submitted by Local Governments. These may be:
    • routine sample checks on food products – typically checking Nutrition Information (NIP) provided on the label or compliance with the Food Standards Code;
    • a food complaint by a member of the community, which might be regarding the freshness of the food, strange odours emanating from the product or foreign objects found in the product;
    • a Coordinated Sampling Project looking at a specific food product group.
  • Recording the results of the analysis and providing details to the submitting Local Government and to the Committee or their appointed agent;
  • Monitoring the volume of usage by each Local Government;
  • Invoicing the LHAAC each month based on the number of units analysed;
  • Providing an annual summary of usage;
  • Attending LHAAC meetings to report on results and trends and to provide input to future strategies of the Committee.