Council's Building Unit, in a statutory role, offers comprehensive information on all constructions under the Building Act 1993 & Building Regulations 2018 and has requirements under the Building Act 1993 & Building Regulations 2018 to supply such information as:
- Property Information for new constructions
- Property Information for existing buildings constructed in the previous 10 years
- Report and Consent (Dispensations)
New changes to Building Regulations in relation to Swimming Pools and Spas
Legislation was recently passed to make the registration of swimming pools and spas mandatory and introduce a new compliance regime to improve safety of swimming pools and spas. This will come into effect on 1st December 2019.
In the coming months more information will be made available so that swimming pool and spa owners will know what they are required to do.
It is the responsibility of property owners and occupiers to ensure that barriers around pools and spas are properly maintained and operating effectively.
To ensure that your pool or spa is safe there are self-assessment checklists available on the Victorian Building Authority website to assist you in carrying out safety barrier maintenance checks.
If you are considering installing a pool or spa or undertaking any renovation works to your house or pool area you may wish to read the Victorian Building Authority Swimming Pool and Spa Barriers FAQs to know what your responsibilities and requirements for obtaining building permits.
Please contact Council on 03 5366 7100 or firstname.lastname@example.org for any further information.