Aquatic Facilities

An aquatic facility is a man-made body of water used for sport, recreation or educational water activities, and include; aquatic centres, waterslides, water-parks, schools, hospitals, hotels, caravan parks, mine sites and residential developments with 30 or more dwelling units or apartments.

Applications for a new aquatic facility must be submitted to the Department of Health for assessment and approval. The Town’s Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) conduct compliance inspections of aquatic facilities, in addition to water quality testing, and sampling on a monthly basis. The EHOs advise pool operators of appropriate actions to take in response to any non-compliance issues against the Health (Aquatic Facilities) Regulations 2007 and the Code of Practice for the Design, Construction, Operation, Management & Maintenance of Aquatic Facilities (the Code).

The monthly sampling program consists of measuring the concentrations of free chlorine and pH and laboratory testing for microbiological parameters.

Useful links:

Code of practice for aquatic facilities

Construction and operational advice for aquatic facilities

For further information please contact the Town’s Environmental Health department on 9158 9300.