Transfer of swimming pools regulatory scheme
The NSW Government has approved the transfer of the swimming pools regulatory scheme from the Office of Local Government (OLG) to the Department of Finance, Services & Innovation (DFSI).
The transfer of administrative responsibility for the Swimming Pools Act 1992 and Swimming Pools Regulation 2008 is part of a wider Government program to consolidate regulatory schemes to improve business conditions and streamline access to Government services in NSW.
Swimming pools regulation is among a number of schemes being transferred from several agencies to the Innovation and Better Regulation portfolio to reduce red tape and cost for business.
Transfer of the swimming pools scheme will consolidate all construction licensing and standards and the authorisation of assessors for swimming pools under one department and one regulator. It will also allow for sale or lease obligations for vendors or landlords to be aligned.
Service NSW will administer the front end of the scheme, providing consumers with a seamless digital, established process. Business operators and certifiers will only interact with a single regulator, resulting in better industry consultation and regulatory services.
The transfer will take place by 1 January 2018. After this date information regarding the swimming pools regulatory scheme can be accessed on the NSW Fair Trading website at http://bit.ly/2zb7XrI.