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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).
• 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.
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