Manda­tory In­spec­tions of Pri­vate Swim­ming Pool and Spa En­clo­sures

Augusta Margaret River Times - - News -

The Shire of Au­gusta Mar­garet River will carry out in­spec­tions of all pri­vate swim­ming pool/spa en­clo­sures within the Shire in the com­ing months.

The State Govern­ment in­tro­duced leg­is­la­tion un­der the Lo­cal Govern­ment (Mis­cel­la­neous Pro­vi­sions) Act 1960 s245A(5) (now re­pealed), re­quir­ing Lo­cal Au­thor­i­ties to in­spect all pri­vate swim­ming pool/spa en­clo­sures for com­pli­ance with the rel­e­vant Stan­dards and Codes pe­ri­od­i­cally, at not more than ev­ery four years. Reg­u­la­tion 53(1) of the Build­ing Reg­u­la­tions 2012 now pro­vides this re­quire­ment.

The Home Pool In­spec­tion Pro­gram will be car­ried out as fol­lows:

Au­gusta – Witch­cliffe 17 Septem­ber – 28 Septem­ber

Cowaramup, Os­ming­ton and Grace­town 1 Oc­to­ber – 12 Oc­to­ber

Mar­garet River 29 Oc­to­ber – 16 Novem­ber

Prev­elly, Gnarabup and Rosa Brook 19 Novem­ber – 23 Novem­ber

The Shire is pro­vid­ing a book­ing ser­vice that al­lows you to call and book in for a pre­ferred in­spec­tion time. This would al­low the Shire’s con­trac­tor to pro­vide you with im­por­tant in­for­ma­tion on how to con­tinue to main­tain a safe swim­ming pool en­vi­ron­ment. This ser­vice is also use­ful if it is dif­fi­cult to gain ac­cess to your swim­ming pool dur­ing the day.

If you would like to book an in­spec­tion time please con­tact Peter Butcher, Be Safe Build­ing In­spec­tions on 0409 281 739 or bsbi@west­

To check if your pool or spa meets the Aus­tralian Stan­dards prior to your in­spec­tion, please re­fer to­­li­ca­tions/rules-pools-and-spas. This will as­sist you in avoid­ing re-in­spec­tion costs.

Chris Wenman Build­ing Ser­vices Co­or­di­na­tor

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