Community Consultation

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River will carry out inspections of all private swimming pool/spa enclosures within the Shire in the coming months.

The State Government introduced legislation under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1960 s245A(5) (now repealed), requiring Local Authorities to inspect all private swimming pool/spa enclosures for compliance with the relevant Standards and Codes periodically, at not more than every four years. Regulation 53(1) of the Building Regulations 2012 now provides this requirement.

The Home Pool Inspection Program will be carried out as follows:

Augusta – Witchcliffe                                      17 September – 28 September

Cowaramup, Osmington and Gracetown       1 October – 12 October

Margaret River                                                29 October – 16 November               

Prevelly, Gnarabup and Rosa Brook              19 November – 23 November                                   

The Shire is providing a booking service that allows you to call and book in for a preferred inspection time. This would allow the Shire’s contractor to provide you with important information on how to continue to maintain a safe swimming pool environment.  This service is also useful if it is difficult to gain access to your swimming pool during the day.

If you would like to book an inspection time please contact Peter Butcher, Be Safe Building Inspections on 0409 281 739 or

To check if your pool or spa meets the Australian Standards prior to your inspection, please refer to This will assist you in avoiding re-inspection costs.

The Building Regulations 2012, r.53(2b), sets the maximum inspection charge at $58.45. This fee will be charged after each inspection.

Chris Wenman

Building Services Coordinator

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