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Colac Otway Shire Reminds Owners To Register Pools

The Colac Otway Shire Council is reminding local residents that their pools and spas must be registered to comply with new State Government legislation from December 1st.

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Manager of Development and Community Services Ian Suren said registration forms will be available on council's website as of December 1st.

"The State Government have recently made changes to legislation to make the registration of swimming pools and spas mandatory. So that means owners will be required to register their pools with council and I guess its in response to the fact that the most common location for fatal drownings of young children is actually home swimming pools, hence the changes.

"So we'll need to keep a database of properties with pools and do inspections on those. We are asking for support from pool owners to register with council. It's a small fee, $51 to register, which is a State proposed fee. We are asking people to jump online and get some more info."

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