Swimming Pools & Spas
Legislation in Western Australia requires a barrier to be provided around private swimming pools or spas for the protection of young children who may enter that area with or without the knowledge or consent of the owner or occupier of a property. Building Industry Development has produced a number of publications to assist swimming pool and spa owners, as well as local government swimming pool inspectors, in understanding swimming pool and spa barrier requirements.
Information is also available in 'Rules for Pools', a booklet produced by the Department of Housing and Works.
For further information relating to pool barrier requirements please contact the Shire’s Building Services Department on (08) 9071 0676 or visit the Royal Life Saving website.
Swimming Pool Licences
The Shire performs a compliance inspection on private swimming pool safety barriers every 4 years. It is the responsibility of the owner and/or occupier to ensure that suitable barriers are in place and maintained at all times.
To apply for a building permit to construct a pool, please complete a building permit application form and submit with the required documentation. Building permit application forms are available from the Building Commission's website.
For additional information or assistance, please feel free to contact Building Services on (08) 9071 0676 or call in to the Administration Building on Windich Street.