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09-18 Review Of The Swimming Pools Act 1992 – Release Of Act Review Report And Options Paper

Date: Monday 4th May 2009
Category: Council Circular

The purpose of this Circular is to update councils on the review of the Swimming Pools Act (Circulars 05-38 and 06-55 refer) and advise of the release of an Options Paper to seek an indication of the level of support for possible amendments to the Act.

The report of the Review of the Swimming Pools Act 1992 is now available on the Department’s website at The review identified a range of issues requiring further consideration, including removing existing exemptions for pool barriers, mandatory inspection of pools, requiring councils to keep a pool register, increasing penalties for non-compliance, and giving councils the power to undertake remedial work on pool fencing.  Read more...

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