It has been requested by Queensland Health that Local Governments manage the public health risks that are associated with public swimming pools under the Public Health Act.
As of 1 July 2019 a new annual approval fee for swimming pools will be applied based on the pool risk category (high, medium or low risk). The fee will reflect your local Council’s time and involvement by environmental health staff in managing initial approvals and ongoing inspections.
The proposed fees for high risk swimming/spa pools are $350 per annum.
Examples of high-risk pool and spa categories include:
The proposed fees for medium risk swimming/spa pools are $175 per annum.
Examples of medium risk pool and spa categories include:
The proposed fees for low risk swimming/spa pools are $116 per annum
Examples of low risk pool and spa categories include:
Contact your Community Manager directly if you are unsure how these changes will affect your building.