Public swimming pool approval - Douglas Shire Council - Queensland

Description

You will need this approval to operate a public swimming pool. Approval is required for swimming pools which are used for a commercial purpose or that are located on residential premises where the pool is used for more than two dwelling units, such as a townhouse complex. Examples include the following:

  • aquatic centres
  • learn to swim pools
  • gym and health centre pools
  • hydrotherapy pools (including flotation therapy pools, recovery pools)
  • holiday accommodation pools
  • club pools
  • private school pools
  • swimming pools under a body corporate of a group subdivision scheme (where there are three or more dwellings).

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

You may need development approval if you are starting a new public swimming pool or re-establishing a public swimming pool that was abandoned.

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.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $153.50

Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $100.00

Per additional pool (capped at four pools). Fees for 2021-22.

Renew Renewal All $153.50

Fees for 2021-22

Transfer Transfer All $153.50

Fees for 2021-22

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2009 Queensland

Additional information

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

Douglas Shire Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Douglas Shire Council

Queensland
Operating address: 64 - 66 Front Street
Mossman, Queensland 4873
Mailing address: PO BOX 723
Mossman, Queensland 4873
Phone: 07 4099 9444
Email: enquiries@douglas.qld.gov.au
Website: Douglas Shire Council (Opens in new window)