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Where the edge of a pool is trafficable and more than 1m above the ground level beneath, the pool fencing also acts as a balustrade to prevent falls.
This pool fencing balustrading is subject to the safe movement and access provisions of the National Construction Code (NCC).
Where the pool fencing/balustrading includes a spigot or face-mounted glass fixings or similar, the following will be required:
• a Form 15 design certificate from an engineer
• a Form 16 installation certificate
• a Form 15 glazing certificate.
Handrails are also required in these situations.
For further information, refer to the QLD State Government balustrading guideline.
HIA has issued advice regarding the changes to branch drain connections in the revised NCC 2022. For further information, see the link below:…
Brisbane City Council has now published further information about changes to siting variations which can be found at: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/planning-and-building/do-i-need-approval/types-of-approval/building-near-the-boundary
From 1 July 2022, the Council fee for a siting relaxation will increase from $610 to $640. The current $610 fee applies irrespective of the…