Regulations and Permits

Resident’s of Young Shire Council need to be aware that there are a number of policies in place which must be observed based on State Legislation. These relate to areas such as

  • Pets & Animals,
  • Hair Dressers,
  • Skin Penetration,
  • Public Swimming Pools,
  • Regulated Air & Water Handling Systems,
  • Food Premises and Handling,
  • Water & Sewer,
  • And also others pertaining to the Environment, Planning & Building, Roads and Footpaths.

Most of the applications and processes are straightforward and need to be put in place before you act. By not getting the right approval you risk receiving a financial penalty, so we encourage you to contact council if you have any concerns, or just need help navigating what is required. Our staff are here to help and can be contacted on 02 6380 1200.

Swimming Pools

Young Shire Council has had a swimming pool safety barrier inspection program in place for many years that has operated with the objective of ensuring the compliance of pool safety barriers with the appropriate standards as set out by the Swimming Pools Act 1992.

Council remains committed to saving lives and ensuring the safety of swimming pools and their enclosures is of paramount importance.

With the adopted provisions of the Swimming Pools Amendment Act 2012 now coming into force, Council is required to have a Swimming Pools Inspection Program. This program has been developed in consultation with the community and reflects the requirements of the Swimming Pools Act 1992 (as amended) and the relevant Regulations.

You are able to view the Young Shire Council Swimming Pool Inspection Program here now that it has been adopted by Council.

Swimming Pool Inspection Program Swimming Pool Inspection Program (513 KB)

The Swimming Pool Registration Form and the Swimming Pool Compliance Certificate Application Form can both be found on the Council Forms page.