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Property Insider Swimming pools regulation The NSW Government is remaking the Swimming Pools Regulation 2008, which will automatically be repealed on 1 September 2018. NSW Fair Trading has prepared a proposed Swimming Pools Regulation 2018 (proposed Regulation) and an accompanying Regulatory Impact Statement for public consultation On 1 January 2018, the administrative responsibility for swimming pools transferred from the Office of Local Government to NSW Fair Trading. This transfer is part of a wider government program to consolidate regulatory schemes to improve business conditions and streamline access to government services in NSW. As a result of the transition, the proposed regulation was developed by NSW Fair Trading with input and advice from the Office of Local Government. The proposed Regulation and accompanying Regulatory Impact Statement are now available as PDF downloads from the NSW Fair Trading website.

What are the proposed changes? The changes that are contained in the proposed regulation include: • enabling local authorities to charge fees for third and subsequent pool inspections, and increasing the maximum fees that local authorities may charge for exemption applications (to match the maximum fee applicable

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Email us: propertyinsider@echo.net.au for first inspections of pools) • imposing a new obligation to display a warning notice while a swimming pool is being constructed, and making it an offence for failing to comply with that obligation (this obligation was recommended by the NSW Coroner’s Court) • changes to warning notices that are already required to be displayed under the Act • improving public access to applicable Australian Standards, not just AS 1926.1 - 2007 • requiring certificates of non-compliance to be entered into the Swimming Pools Register • changes to improve the flexibility or clarify aspects of the regulation. NSW Fair Trading is inviting stakeholders and the public to view the regulation and impact statement and email comments to SPRegulation2018@finance.nsw.gov.au before 5pm Friday 29 June. NSW Fair Trading will review all comments received as part of the consultation process, and these may inform further amendments to the proposed regulation. Targeted consultation may also be undertaken on any key issues identified. If you submit comments, you will be notified when the proposed regulation is finalised. The final regulation will be published on the NSW legislation website and is due to commence on 1 September 2018.

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Rental Bonds Online – bond management for agents and landlords Since January 2017, an agent or selfmanaging landlord must offer Rental Bonds Online (RBO) as the first option for lodgement of the rental bond. Rental Bonds Online is an online service helping tenants, agents and self-managing landlords to lodge, manage and refund residential bond money easily and securely. When your tenant pays the bond money to NSW Fair Trading, Rental Bonds Online will notify you that a payment has been received. To complete the bond lodgement process you must finalise the Pending Lodgement after the tenancy agreement has been signed. RBO will then allocate the Rental Bond Number and notify all parties. This is an important step as tenants may request a return of funds if a pending lodgement is not finalised. If you need assistance finalising a pending lodgement, refer to the online Help pages in your Rental Bonds Online account. If you need further assistance, please call Rental Bonds Online Security and Support on 1800 990 724.

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The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 33.02 – June 20, 2018  

Free, independent weekly newspaper from the Byron Shire in northern NSW, Australia.

The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 33.02 – June 20, 2018  

Free, independent weekly newspaper from the Byron Shire in northern NSW, Australia.