Handy links for more information on topics mentioned in SPLASH! 109:
Links to information on the Lambert Review
To view the Minister for Local Government’s Media Release, click here.
To view the Final Report of the Independent Review of Swimming Pool Regulation,click here.
To view the NSW Government Response to the Independent Review of Swimming Pool Regulation, click here.
To view the independent cost benefit analysis of the Final Report’s recommendations, click here.
To view the Better Regulation Statement, click here.
To view the FAQs, click here.
To view the circular to local councils, click here.
To view the Discussion Paper, click here.
To view the Terms of Reference for the review, click here.
Links on AquaStretch
Failed pool barrier inspections in Victoria
A recent survey of eighteen City Councils reveals that the vast majority of backyard pools and spas are consistently failing barrier inspections.
BOROONDARA – 24 pools inspected, zero compliance
DANDENONG – 22 pools inspected, zero compliance
FRANKSTON – No exact figures available but issues 40-55 non-compliance notes a year
GLEN EIRA – 195 pools inspected, more than 98 per cent failed to comply
HUME – 196 pools inspected, “at least 90 per cent” failed to comply
KINGSTON – Could not say how many inspections were made or how many pools complied
KNOX – 100 pools inspected, no figures provided but the “vast majority” failed to comply
MACEDON RANGES – No proactive pool inspection program and no figures available
MAROONDAH – 270 pools inspected in the past 18 months, 98 per cent failed to comply
MONASH – 151 pools inspected, only eight complied.
MOONEE VALLEY – 27 pools inspected, zero compliance
MORELAND – 130 pools inspected, “many” failed to comply
MORNINGTON PENINSULA – 261 pools inspected, zero compliance
NILLUMBIK – 75 pools inspected, 23 complied
STONNINGTON – 60 pools inspected, zero compliance
WHITEHORSE – 100 pools inspected, zero compliance
WHITTLESEA – 49 pools inspected, five complied
YARRA RANGES – 61 pools inspected, nine complied