Do you have a swimming pool
Shoalhaven City Council will be providing local pool owners additional time to register with the NSW State Government following a problem with the Swimming Pool Register website.
Privately-owned pools need to be registered online at www.swimmingpoolregister.nsw.gov.au under changes to the Swimming Pools Amendment Act 2012.
Registrations were due to be completed by Tuesday 29 October however a late rush of registrations resulted in the website crashing yesterday.
As a result the NSW State Government has asked all Councils to wait until at least 19 November before carrying out inspections and issuing fines for non-compliant pools.
Mayor, Joanna Gash said that that while the deadline for registrations had been extended it was still vitally important that local residents ensured their pool is safe.
“The new registration process has been designed to draw further attention to the safety aspects of owning a pool and ensure that residential pool owners are aware of any safety defects in their property,” said Clr Gash.
“While the deadline for registrations have been extended, it does not make it any less important that residential pools are kept at an acceptable safety standard at all times.
“The Swimming Pool Registration is a further important step towards reducing needless deaths occurring within residential pools.”
“It is vitally important that any local resident who were unable to register their pool previously do so as soon as possible by visiting www.swimmingpoolregister.nsw.gov.au
Residents that fail to register their pool by the deadline face fines ranging from $220 to $2,200.