Making backyard pools safer

Published: 27 Sep 2016

Homebuyers of properties with swimming pools will have 90 days from settlement to rectify non-compliant pool barriers.


The new regulations aim to create effective barriers that keep children safe around backyard swimming pools.

From 29 April 2016 vendors must attach to the contract of sale a Certificate of Compliance or a Certificate of Non-Compliance that outlines what needs to be fixed.

Compliance certificates can be completed by council or a private certifier.



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