Pool Owners Win Red Tape Reprieve


The Newman Government's decision to make changes to the Building Regulation will save time and money for local pool owners, local MPs said today.

The State Government yesterday announced that pool owners who upgrade or repair their pool barriers will no longer need to submit a building application.

Mr Trevor Ruthenberg has applauded these changes.

"This is a win for pool owners and a win for common sense."

"Previously, a building application had to be submitted for any pool fencing works involving more than five metres of fence or six fence posts."

"Allowing these jobs to be inspected by a pool safety inspector will save Kallangur pool owners between $350 and $900."

Mr Seath Holswich said this change was part of the Newman Government's commitment to cutting red tape by 20%.

"This initiative will cut red tape for pool owners and is a more sensible approach."

"The Newman Government is committed to both cutting red tape and providing cost of living relief for residents of Pine Rivers and Kallangur."

Mr Holswich said there remained a range of repairs and maintenance that pool owners could do without supervision, for example replacing only two fence posts.

However, a pool safety inspector will need to be engaged prior to work beginning on more extensive jobs.