Local council's role in pool safety | Queensland Building and Construction Commission

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They can:

  • enforce compliance with the pool safety standard
  • enter properties to inspect pools 
  • fine and prosecute owners of non-compliant pools 
  • consider impracticality or disability exemptions for pool fences
  • cancel pool safety certificates for non-compliant pools 
  • declare areas as 'remote' to help minimise inspection costs for pools in remote areas. 

Read more about local government roles in the Local government swimming pool safety guideline.


Last reviewed: 30 Aug 2021 Last published: 30 Aug 2021
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