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New Qld fencing regulations

October 20, 2010

Queenslanders have been invited to comment on the proposed changes to the State’s swimming pool fencing and safety regulations.

The Queensland Government is proposing to replace 12 different safety standards and hundreds of local laws with one safety standard that will apply to all swimming pools associated with houses, residential units, hotels, motels, caretaker dwellings (class 1-4 buildings) and caravan parks.

Existing pool owners will have five years to comply unless they sell or lease their property first.

Under the stage two proposed measures, no sale or lease of a property with a pool will be able to proceed without a pool safety certificate issued by a licensed pool safety inspector after 1 December 2010.

A regulatory impact statement (RIS) is now open for consultation on the proposed stage two requirements. A fact sheet is also available highlighting the key points of what is proposed.

Closing date for feedback: 5 pm Sunday 16 May 2010.

For more information click here.



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