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Barrier Inspecs

logo_newsNEWS RELEASE 31 March 2014
Pool and Spa Barrier Inspections delayed
Compliance certificates to commece 29th April, 2015 for lease & sale properties
The Office of Local Government has written to the Swimming Pool and Spa Alliance (SPASA) advising that provisions that require a property with a swimming pool to have a Certificate of Compliance before it can be leased or sold will now commence on 29 April 2015. 

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BCA Adoption of Submission

logo_newsNEWS RELEASE 10 March 2014
SPASA Heating Submission ADOPTED in 2014 National Construction Code 
Industry to benefit through uniform provisions
SPASA’s 2013 submission to amend clause of the Building Code of Australia has been formally adopted into the 2014 National Construction Code which takes effect on 1st May.
Pools, spas and outdoor living triumphs
Resort Living was one of the key themes of the 2014 Pool Spa & Outdoor Living Expo held by the Swimming Pool and Spa Alliance (SPASA). 
The expo was packed full of feature displays, special show offers and new releases from over 90 exhibiting leading suppliers, plus many of Sydney’s award-winning pools, spas and landscape designers. Also on display were the latest shade systems, gazebos, pool and spa heating systems, outdoor furniture, outdoor tiles and pool/spa finishes.   

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logo_newsNEWS RELEASE 9 May 2014
A Call for Submissions
APVMA seeking comment on Home Swimming Pool and Spa Products
There are a number of legislative instruments under the Agvet Code that were made prior to the Agvet Reforms. As part of the legislative reform package, these legislative instruments are being remade or, in a number of cases where they are no longer relevant - repealed.  In addition, there are a number of new legislative instruments that have been created as a consequence of the Agvet Reforms. 

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logo_newsNEWS RELEASE 17 January 2014

Review of the APVMA's Cost Recovery Arrangements

Objectives of the Review

The APVMA’s cost recovery arrangements have been subject to considerable debate and discussion during the development of the Cost Recovery Impact Statement (CRIS) 2013 – 2015. 
This First Principles Review examines options to strengthen the financial sustainability, transparency and accountability of the APVMA’s cost recovery arrangements. This Review is not limited by the legislative framework applicable to the current cost recovery arrangements at the APVMA.  

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Exempt and Complying

logo_newsNEWS RELEASE 3 March 2014
Amendments - Exempt and Complying Development 

Changes to the SEPP and instrumental environmental planning instruments

A range of changes to the codes and regulations that govern exempt and complying developments came into effect on 22 February 2014.
The changes include new complying development codes for industrial and commercial development, new conditions of approval and new fire safety requirements which apply to the redevelopment of certain existing buildings.
When you are considering designing your development to comply with the NSW General Housing Code you should obtain a copy of the Code and the SEPP from the NSW Department of Planning or through their website.   

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