Public pool approval - Gold Coast City Council - Queensland

Description

You will need this approval to operate a public swimming pool.

You must ensure that your public swimming pool is maintained and operated in a manner that reduces risk to public health and safety.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

You may also require development approval if you are conducting the following activities:

  • starting a new commercial swimming pool
  • changing the type of activity (e.g. from private pool to commercial pool)
  • re-establishing a swimming pool that has been abandoned
  • changing the scale of activity (e.g. adding a new pool)
  • carrying out building work
  • carrying out plumbing or drainage work.

You may also need plumbing and drainage approval if you are conducting the following activities:

  • release of trade waste to sewer
  • installation and maintenance of backflow prevention devices
  • use of non-reticulated water supply (tank water).

Ongoing eligibility requirements

If you intend to empty the pool, you must notify your local council at least 24 hours beforehand. You must comply with any directions given about when and how the public pool is to be emptied.

Duration

12 months

Expiry

31 August

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please contact your council for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2009 Queensland

Transfer

You cannot transfer this licence.

Additional information

A public pool approval may be granted with additional conditions, which may include:

  • the operator is to test the water daily to ensure that biological contaminants are kept within levels specified in Australian Standards
  • provision of equipment for emergency medical treatment and first aid or rescue of persons in difficulty or other aspects of public health and safety
  • display of notices providing information about basic lifesaving resuscitation and first aid techniques or warning about possible dangers
  • installation of special equipment for filtering, purifying, and recirculating the water
  • provision of dressing rooms and facilities for showering and sanitation.

Administering agency

Gold Coast City Council

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Gold Coast City Council

Mailing address: PO Box 5042
Gold Coast Mail Centre
Queensland 9729
Phone: 1300 465 326
Phone: 07 5582 8211
Fax: 07 5596 3653
Email: mail@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
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