Body Corporate Legislation Changes

Posted on March 1, 2011

There are a number of Bills currently before Parliament that will impact on bodies corporate. Firstly, the Queensland Reconstruction Authority Bill 2011 was tabled in Parliament on the 14 February 2011. In accordance with the Ministerial statement issued by the Premier on Monday and, considering the urgency in the wake of the recent flood and cyclone...
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Pool Safety Law Exemption

Posted on March 1, 2011

On 17 February 2011 the Queensland Parliament passed the Queensland Reconstruction Authority Act 2011 (QRAA). The QRAA has amended, amongst other legislation, the Building Act 1975 and more specifically, the laws pertaining to swimming pool safety certificate requirements in relation to rental properties with non-shared pools. The amendments, which apply retrospectively from 8 January 2011, are outlined below....
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Swimming Pool Laws Start 1St Dec 2010

Posted on December 1, 2010

As per last months newsletter the new pool safety laws have been finalised and passed by parliament, they will put 1 standard in place for Queensland and they commence Now! We have been in contact with Suncert Marcoola who are qualified to complete the pool safety inspections & certificates. The Pool Inspections cost is $190 Inc GST and the Pool...
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Swimming Pool Laws Start 1St Dec 2010

Posted on November 1, 2010

The new pool safety laws have only just been finalised and passed by parliament, they will put 1 standard in place for Queensland. Existing pools must be upgraded when the pool safety standard application day occurs. Pool safety standard application day for common property (shared pool) is the earliest of the following *If the building is sold & a pool safety...
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Swimming Pool Laws

Posted on September 1, 2010

Queensland’s swimming pool safety laws are undergoing the most comprehensive review in almost 20 years. The proposed changes will require pool owners to have a current compliance certificate certifying the pool meets safety standards. This certificate is likely to be required at time of lease or sale from December this year. In January 2009, an expert pool safety committee was established. The subsequent...
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Posted on January 1, 2010

As of 1 December 2009 the State Government implemented new pool safety regulations. Stage 1 of the new pool safety regime includes; Simplification of pool fencing laws to the latest pool fencing standards. Specifying standards for temporary fencing for pools under construction. Ensuring all new swimming pools undergo mandatory final inspection. Mandatory CPR signage that meets current best practice. Developing a...
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