The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged all homeowners with swimming pools to have their say on the drafted Building Amendment (Swimming Pool and Spa) Regulations 2019.
Mr Walsh said the proposed regulations include the mandatory requirement for owners of private swimming pools and spas to register them with their local council, as well as to engage a registered building surveyor or inspector to inspect and certify the compliance of safety barriers every three years.
“The new regulations will commence on 1st December 2019 and the proposed implementation period will require owners of existing swimming pools and spas to take action by 14th April 2020.”
Mr Walsh said the regulations, as well as a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) that examines the costs and benefits of the proposed regulations and alternative options that were considered, are now available for public consultation.
“This is an opportunity for anyone interested to have their say on the proposed regulations before they are finalised.
“Given the vast numbers of home pools across the Murray Plains electorate and the significant requirements that are proposed for those pools, I urge all stakeholders to take part in the public consultation process.”
The Exposure Draft, the Regulatory Impact Statement, and the submission document are all available online at https://engage.vic.gov.au/new-safety-standards-private-swimming-pools-and-spas
Submissions will be accepted until 5 pm on 6th September 2019.