Nationals Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy previously spoke in Parliament about the excessive costs imposed by the Victorian Government on regional residents through the new regional swimming pool compliance rules in Victoria.
In Parliament Mr McCurdy said, “I was recently contacted by a concerned local community member, who felt that the new swimming pool compliance rules are more about revenue raising rather than safety.
“Like many local community members, this concerned citizen is a stickler for safety and certainly would never compromise safety at all, but after the $260 inspection fee, a $690 building permit and a $390 non-compliance certificate incurred prior to the compliance issue being fixed seems very excessive.
“Additionally, when this local resident explained that they were happy to fence off the non-compliant area immediately, they were not given time to fix the compliance issue,” he said.
Mr McCurdy concluded in Parliament, “coming into the summer season, pool safety and safety around our pools and local waters needs to be our number one priority, but these fees are getting out of hand.”
“I urge the Victorian Government to rethink their excessive costs and the burden this is having on our regional residents,” he said.
Mr McCurdy will continue to advocate for the Victorian Government to change the excessive fees imposed by their new pool compliance rules at Parliament.