Government hitting pool and spa owners.

Government hitting pool and spa owners.

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Thomas Ryan started this petition to DELWP and

DELWP has suggested new regulations for pool and spa owners, As of December 2019 pool owners will need to pay registration costs and have pool fencing inspected every 3 years by a licensed building inspector. 

This is just another form of revenue to the State Goverment, The costs of owning a pool and spa are high as it is, with chemicals, cost to run and fill this will put so many people in financial struggles. Why should this be at the expense of the pool owner, we pay taxes and rates that should be covering the cost of these inspections. 

DELWP also expect people who own inflatable swimming pools and spas over 30cm deep to pay these cost. 

 

The Mornington Peninsula Shire has one of the largest areas with swimming pools and spas with  approximately 17,000 combined pools and spas this will bring a revenue to the shire of $629,000.00 in registration costs before GST is taken, GST total including Compliance certificates and Registration cost $88,091.91, This is with out taxes taken from a licensed building inspector. 

The statistics from Surf Life Saving Victoria for the financial year 2017-2018 show that there was 107 drownings Victoria wide in open water (40 of these were fatal and 67 Non-Fatal) Much higher than the amount of fatalities in swimming pools and spas over the last 20 years. 

I totally agree that if you have non compliant boundaries then you should receive a fine but not all families can afford the costs as a once off let alone every 3 years.

With the cost of living rising, along with insurances, rates, car registration and utilitiessome one needs to speak for those who are financially strugling, All the pensioners who live pension to pension definitely can't afford the new proposed costs.

 

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