Aquatic facilities regulation review

Closed 30 Nov 2018

Opened 3 Sep 2018

Overview

The key focus of this review is to obtain stakeholder feedback on the most effective option for the management of public health risks associated with aquatic facilities in Western Australia.

Please read the Discussion Paper entitled Management of public health risks associated with aquatic facilities in Western Australia, before completing this survey.

The discussion paper outlines a number of options and recommendations for managing public health risks associated with aquatic facilities in WA. 

These options include:

  • Option A: Retain the status quo, that is, replace the current regulation of the Aquatic Facilities industry with equivalent regulation, as far as practicable,  under the Public Health Act 2016
  • Option B: Repeal the existing regulations without replacement and allow the industry to self-regulate
  • Option C: Develop Aquatic Facilities Regulations in accordance with the Public Health Act 2016 regulatory framework and continue to adopt the Code of Practice for the Design, Construction, Operation, Management and Maintenance of Aquatic Facilities 2015 with amendments.

The feedback will be presented to the Better Regulation Unit to aid in future management decision making.

The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. There are 36 questions. You do not have to comment on all the questions, and can focus on those areas that are important to you.  

Unless marked as confidential, all correspondence will be regarded as public documents and be made available on the Department of Health website or be viewed by members of the public on request. If you wish for your response to remain confidential please check the box at the beginning of the survey.

You can read the survey questions here prior to completing the online survey. 

Why We Are Consulting

With the introduction of the Public Health Act 2016 in WA, all public health regulations, including the Health (Aquatic Facilities) Regulations 2007, must be reviewed and either repealed or replaced with regulations compliant with the new regulatory framework.

You are welcome to provide additional feedback that may not be related to any of the questions or ideas for options that have not been considered.

Please explain the reasons behind your suggestions, and where possible evidence to support your views, estimates of any costs that may relate to the proposal, and examples of solutions. 

What Happens Next

After analysis of all submissions, a determination of which option to adopt, will be made.

Feedback from this review will also be submitted to the WA Better Regulation Unit, to support the preferred option.   

Stakeholders will be emailed a summary paper. 

Please email publichealthact@health.wa.gov.au if you have any queries. 

Audiences

  • Citizen Space Training
  • Event Participants
  • Health Network Leads
  • Consumers
  • Doctors
  • External Agencies
  • Royal St Staff
  • Public and Aboriginal Health Division
  • Students
  • HealthPathways
  • WA Health services and staff
  • State government agencies
  • Non-government organisations
  • Peak bodies and associations
  • Local governments
  • Research institutions
  • Universities
  • Contracted service providers
  • Aboriginal health
  • Health professionals
  • Health workforce
  • Primary Care
  • Researchers
  • Policy
  • Planning
  • Allied Health
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Aboriginal Health
  • Carers
  • Consumer
  • Medicare Local
  • Midwife
  • Non Government Organisations
  • Population Health
  • Prevention Professionals
  • Policy
  • Planning
  • Primary Care Teams
  • Researchers
  • Academics
  • HealthPathways WA
  • External agencies
  • Aboriginal Health
  • Allied Health
  • Carers
  • Consumers
  • Doctors
  • External Agencies
  • HealthPathways WA
  • Non Government Organisations
  • Nurses
  • Peak Bodies
  • Planning
  • Policy
  • Population Health
  • Prevention Professionals
  • Primary Care

Interests

  • Feedback