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SWIMMING POOLS ACT 1992 - SECT 3

Definitions

3 Definitions

(1) In this Act:

"area" means:
(a) the area of a council within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1993 , or
(b) the Western Division within the meaning of the Crown Lands Act 1989 , or
(c) Lord Howe Island.

"authorised officer" means an authorised officer appointed under section 27.

"barrier" means a fence or a wall, and includes:
(a) any gate or door set in the fence or wall, and
(b) any other structure or thing declared by the regulations to be a barrier for the purposes of this Act.

"certificate of compliance" means a certificate issued under section 22D.

"council" means the council of an area within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1993 .

"Director-General" means:
(a) the Chief Executive of the Division of Local Government within the Department of Premier and Cabinet, or
(b) if there is no such position within that Department, the Director-General of that Department.

"dividing fence" has the same meaning as it has in the Dividing Fences Act 1991 .

"exercise" a function includes perform a duty.

"function" includes a power, authority and duty.

"local authority" means:
(a) in relation to premises that are situated within an area within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1993 -the council of that area, or
(b) in relation to premises that are situated within the Western Division within the meaning of the Crown Lands Act 1989 -the Western Lands Commissioner, or
(c) in relation to premises situated on Lord Howe Island-the Lord Howe Island Board.

"moveable dwelling" has the same meaning as it has in the Local Government Act 1993 .

"occupier of premises" includes any person who is for the time being in charge of the premises and, if there are 2 or more occupiers of the premises, includes any one of the occupiers.

"owner of premises" has the same meaning as “owner” has in relation to land in the Local Government Act 1993 and, if there are 2 or more owners of the premises, includes any one of the owners.

"public authority" means a public authority constituted by or under an Act, a local authority, a Government Department or a statutory body representing the Crown.

"Register" means the Register of Swimming Pools under section 30A.

"relevant occupation certificate" in respect of a swimming pool means an occupation certificate issued under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 that is less than 3 years old and that authorises the use of the swimming pool.

"residential building" means a building (such as a dwelling-house, residential flat building or boarding-house) that is solely or principally used for residential purposes, and includes any structure (such as a garage or shed) that is ancillary to any such building, but does not include:
(a) a building that merely forms part of a complex of buildings (such as a school or recreational centre) that is principally used for non-residential purposes, or
(b) a moveable dwelling, or
(b1) tourist and visitor accommodation, or
(c) a shed that is ancillary to a swimming pool and the primary purpose of which is to store equipment that is used in connection with the swimming pool (but not a shed of a kind prescribed by the regulations), or
(d) a building or structure of a kind prescribed by the regulations.

"spa pool" includes any excavation, structure or vessel in the nature of a spa pool, flotation tank, tub or the like.

"Standard Instrument" means the standard local environmental planning instrument prescribed by the Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Order 2006 .

"swimming pool" means an excavation, structure or vessel:
(a) that is capable of being filled with water to a depth greater than 300 millimetres, and
(b) that is solely or principally used, or that is designed, manufactured or adapted to be solely or principally used, for the purpose of swimming, wading, paddling or any other human aquatic activity,
and includes a spa pool, but does not include a spa bath, anything that is situated within a bathroom or anything declared by the regulations not to be a swimming pool for the purposes of this Act.

"tourist and visitor accommodation" has the same meaning as in the Standard Instrument.
(1A) For the avoidance of doubt, a swimming pool is situated on premises on which another building is located if the swimming pool is ancillary to that other building, regardless of whether the swimming pool is on a separate lot, such as on common property under a strata scheme.
(2) Diagrams included in Schedule 1 form part of this Act.
(3) Notes included in this Act do not form part of this Act.



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