Council beware: new pool safety laws are imminent
If the Bill is passed, it is expected that Council will be charged with the responsibility to maintain the register and carry out routine inspections.
The Victorian Government today introduced into Parliament the Building Amendment (Registration of Trades and other matters) Bill 2018. As part of the reforms, it is expected that the requirement for a register of swimming pools and spas will be introduced as well as routine inspections of swimming pools and spas as frequently as every three years.
Following recommendations by the Coroner resulting from an inquest into a child drowning, the Andrews Government introduced into parliament today new reforms that intend to boost pool safety.
The Building Amendment (Registration of Trades and other matters) Bill 2018 proposes, amongst other things, to require in Victoria:
- the establishment of a state-wide register of swimming pools and spas
- mandatory routine inspections of swimming pools and spas.
If the Bill is passed, it is expected that Council will be charged with the responsibility to maintain the register and carry out routine inspections. The role to be played by Councils will be clear once the Bill is released.
The Bill is expected to be released to the public on Tuesday 7 August 2018.
Homebuyers, Housing Affordability and the Federal Election – What Developers need to know
By Nick Sparks & Lachlan Peavey
We summarise the incentives and concessions on offer for developers from both major parties ahead of the Election.
The importance of marketing – developer liable for misleading and deceptive conduct
We outline the impacts of a case where a developer had deceived purchasers by marketing an off-the-plan development...
Probuild and beyond: Insolvency issues for construction projects
By Sam Kingston
This article gives a high level summary of the issues that commonly arise and some relevant considerations.
Hope for flood victims? NSW Government announces the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation
We outline what you need to know about the newly established Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC).