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 Building Regulations in relation to Swimming Pools and Spas
On 1 December 2019, the State Government introduced laws to improve swimming pool and spa safety.
These laws introduce new registration, inspection and compliance requirements for property owners.
Owners of existing swimming pools and spas in Moorabool Shire are now required to register their pool and spa with Council by 1 June 2020 and have their safety barrier inspected once every four years.
Council will be tasked to ensure all affected property owners comply with the new regulations and penalties will apply for non-compliance.
Swimming Pool and Spa Registration
To ensure you have a safe and compliant pool or spa barrier, there are four easy steps you'll need to undertake:
Step 1: Register your pool or spa with Moorabool Shire Council
Step 2: After you have received a confirmation letter from Council that your pool is registered and the applicable standard that your barrier must comply to, get your pool or spa barrier checked by a registered building surveyor or inspector
Step 3: Undertake required works to make the pool or spa barrier compliant (as directed by the inspector or surveyor)
Step 4: Have you pool or spa barrier certified and submit the certificate of compliance to Council
An online registration form will be available around mid-January 2020 for you to easily register your pool or spa.
After you’ve registered your pool or spa you will receive a letter from the Shire confirming the next step including details of when your pool or spa was constructed, the applicable standard and the due date for the lodgement of the compliance certificate.
Owners will then be required to engage a registered building surveyor or registered building inspector to inspect and certify the compliance of their safety barrier every four years.
More information will be posted here in January. If you would like to get more information now, you can go to the Victorian Building Authority's website https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/consumers/swimming-pools
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 email@example.com for any further information.