A domestic swimming pool or spa and any mechanical and safety equipment generally do not require a planning permit if it is associated with one dwelling on a lot. There may be specific circumstances where a permit is required due to an overlay, such as; Heritage Overlay, Land Subject to Inundation Overlay, Environmental Management Overlay or Public Acquisition Overlay.
If you are unsure or would like to talk to a planner you can call (03) 5662 9200 or please click here to book a time to meet with a Planner.
Please note: Where applicable, a planning permit should be obtained prior to submitting a building permit.
A building permit is required for a swimming pool, spa and barrier unless the following can be met;
- A swimming pool or spa with a depth not exceeding 300mm; or
- A relocatable swimming pool that is erected temporarily in an area enclosed by a building permit approved barrier.
If the pool or spa is installed in a commercial premises for public use (used by patrons) then maintenance requirements under the Public Health & Wellbeing Act may apply. Please contact Council’s Environmental Health Team for further information.