10-09 Commencement of Swimming Pools Amendment (Penalty Notice Offences) Regulation 2010
The purpose of this circular is to advise councils that the Swimming Pools Amendment (Penalty Notice Offences) Regulation 2010 commenced on 9 April 2010. The Regulation is published on the NSW legislation website at www.legislation.nsw.gov.au.
The Swimming Pools Act 1992 was amended in December 2009 to require, among other things, a high standard of four-sided, child-resistant pool barriers to be applied to all newly constructed private pools in NSW.
The Act was also amended to increase the maximum court imposed penalty amounts for offences, such as failure to provide and maintain a swimming pool barrier to a required standard and failure to keep gates securely closed when in actual use, from $1,100 to $5,500. Read more...