2021/014: Regarding compliance with the Building Act of an existing pool barrier

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Note: This determination is subject to appeal.

Note (added 11/08/2022): Please note that this determination incorrectly refers to section 450A of the Building Act 2004 as a compliance pathway for the pool barrier in this determination. The acceptable solution provided for in section 450A was revoked by way of Gazette notice on 27 April 2017. As the determination does not conclude that the pool barrier was compliant via the acceptable solution in section 450A, the outcome of the determination is not affected.

This determination considers the compliance of an existing pool barrier that incorporates brick columns and walls and sections of metal fencing, and hedges. The determination describes various pathways to establishing compliance for the purpose of section 162C of the Building Act 2004, and considers whether the pool barrier complies by any of those means. The determination also considers the status of an exemption granted under the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987.

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