Regulated water systems and public pools

Cooling Towers and Water Systems

The Public Health Act 2010 requires Councils to take an active role in ensuring compliance with requirements of the Act at premises where systems have the potential to transmit Legionnaires disease are installed.

“Regulated systems” as defined under the Act include water cooling towers commonly used for air-conditioning or industrial cooling processes and warm water systems such as thermostatic mixing valves and recirculating warm water systems used in hospitals and nursing homes.

Council conducts routine inspections for some regulated systems. Fees are charged for these inspections.

If you are planning to install or operate a regulated system, the law requires you to notify Council within one month of installing or occupying a premises with a regulated system.

For more information and resources visit NSW Health or contact our Customer Service Centre on 02 4921 0333.

Public Swimming Pools

Council undertakes routine inspections and water testing at public swimming pools and spa pools to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Public Health Act 2010. Fees are charged for these inspections.

The law requires you to notify Council prior to operating a public swimming pool or spa.

For further information and resources please visit NSW Health.

Online

Step 1.Gather your documents

The Public Health Act 2010 requires Council to take an active role in ensuring compliance with requirements of the Act at the premises are being met. The law also requires you to notify Council prior to operating the business.

If you are planning to open a business that involves regulated systems or public pools, there are a number of registration requirements(PDF, 49KB) that you will need provide to Council as part of the notification.

Step 2.Apply now

Once your have gathered your documents, apply on line.

In person

Step 1.Gather your documents

The Public Health Act 2010 requires Council to ensure compliance with requirements of the Act at the premises are being met. The law also requires you to notify Council prior to operating the business.

If you are planning to open a business there are a number of registration requirements(PDF, 49KB) that you will need provide to Council as part of the notification.

Step 2.Visit us

Once your have gathered your documents, visit the Customer Service Centre who will assist you in completing this form online.

In light of restrictions caused by COVID-19, access to our Customer Service desk in Council's Administration Building is by appointment only. If you require assistance from our Customer Service Centre please contact them on 02 4921 0333.