Local Government penalties and fines
Penalties are imposed in NSW for failure to obtain pool certification to promote compliance with swimming pool regulations and ensure the safety of swimming environments. These penalties aim to encourage pool owners to adhere to the requirements and maintain a safe environment for swimmers. The severity of the penalty may vary depending on the nature and extent of non-compliance.
Local authorities can impose fines for various non-compliance issues related to pool safety. The penalties vary depending on the offence and whether it is a first-time or repeat violation. Examples of offences include not registering a pool, not displaying a valid pool safety certificate, or failing to maintain compliant pool fencing. The specific penalty amounts can be found in the relevant legislation set by the NSW government.
Suppose a swimming pool is deemed non-compliant during an inspection. In that case, local authorities can issue rectification orders that mandate owners to address the identified issues within a designated period. Failure to comply with such an order may lead to additional penalties or enforcement measures.
Fines and Legal Proceedings
Local authorities can increase enforcement measures in cases of significant non-compliance or repeated violations. This may involve issuing fines through legal channels. The amount of these fines will be determined by the severity of the violation and as decided by the court system.
Local authorities can issue prohibition notices in certain situations where a swimming pool poses an imminent danger to public safety. These notices prevent using the pool until any identified safety hazards are resolved. Non-compliance with a prohibition notice can lead to legal repercussions and additional penalties.