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You may need a Planning Permit, a Building Permit or both to install a swimming pool or spa.

Depending on your circumstances, you may also need a:

  • Tree Protection Local Law Permit
  • Road or Footpath Occupancy Permit
  • Asset Protection Permit
  • Safety barrier during construction
  • Safety inspection

How to use this guide

To help you work out which permits you need, begin at Step 1 and answer the questions one at a time. You will be asked to look at overlay information and to measure the depth of the pool or spa. You will also learn about which safety precautions need to be in place during construction.

Before you begin

Check for easements on your property. Council does not allow the building of swimming pools on easements as the structure may obstruct maintenance work and block stormwater flow paths. If your swimming pool plans impact an easement, you need to modify your design.

If you need help with Planning Permits, email Statutory Planning or contact the team on 9278 4888.
If you need help with Building Permits, email Building Services or contact the team on 9278 4999.

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