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Swimming and spa pool safety barriers - public consultation
The Building Act 2011 and its associated Building Regulations 2012 requires that a barrier must be provided around private swimming and spa pools 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.
Changes to the swimming and spa pool regulations have been proposed. The Building Commission is seeking the views of the public through a discussion paper regarding a proposal for Western Australia to adopt the 2012 edition of Australian Standard AS 1926.1 - Safety barriers for swimming pools through the Building Code of Australia from 1 May 2014.
Thank you for your submissions. Public consultations have now closed. Watch this space for progress on this review.
The Building Commission will ensure information is broadcast widely if there are to be changes to swimming and spa pools regulations affecting Western Australians.