ALL NSW backyard pools will have to be registered under a safety crackdown by the state government.
Under the proposed legislation, a statewide online registry will be established and all NSW pools will have to be registered within 12 months, local government minister Don Page said.
Property owners who don’t register their pools within that time will face fines of $2200.
On average, six children drown each year in NSW backyard pools and about 36 children suffer brain damage from swimming pool accidents, Mr Page said.
He said the bill would be introduced to parliament soon, and he hopes it will be passed during this parliamentary session. AAP
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