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Mistress Klaus
Friday, April 29th, 2005, 10:06 AM
:) I am thinking of putting a pond in my garden but I have heard that fencing laws will apply to it!!! :rolleyes:
I have searched for some definite information about this, but to no avail.
Does anyone know?.. (calling fellow Aussies...:waving )

I already find the current pool fencing laws in Australia completely absurd (and offensive to my freedom) ..now ponds!!!!...what will be next...a barrier around the bathtub?.......

green nationalist
Friday, April 29th, 2005, 10:16 AM
:) I am thinking of putting a pond in my garden but I have heard that fencing laws will apply to it!!! :rolleyes:
I have searched for some definite information about this, but to no avail.
Does anyone know?.. (calling fellow Aussies...:waving )

I already find the current pool fencing laws in Australia completely absurd (and offensive to my freedom) ..now ponds!!!!...what will be next...a barrier around the bathtub?.......

Hmm thats ridiculous, I have a pond in my garden and its my property, the state cannot tell me to put a fence around it, then again we have no snakes and mad pondlife such as the australiasian's. Maybe its for your own good?

Mistress Klaus
Friday, April 29th, 2005, 10:27 AM
Hmm thats ridiculous, I have a pond in my garden and its my property, the state cannot tell me to put a fence around it, then again we have no snakes and mad pondlife such as the australiasian's. Maybe its for your own good?
No it has nothing to do with the 'potential' wildlife that may take up residence....but to protect children from drowning..:rolleyes: ....The reason for the current Pool laws.
I think 'any body of water that is more than 70cm in depth' is considered a drowning hazard to children by law..... :rolleyes:
Lazy parents have caused these laws. (lack of supervision and not teaching their kids to swim)...Hel...I grew up with water, pools and boats. (though I was born in 1974)... I made it in time...before all these dumb-arse laws came in.

CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:yelling!

Gorm the Old
Friday, April 29th, 2005, 06:28 PM
Well, you could put in a very shallow pond, no more than 2 feet 3 inches deep and thus comply with this ridiculous law.

Sigel
Friday, April 29th, 2005, 08:38 PM
Who enforces this anyway? Police with measuring rods? lol.
Australia is starting to sound like England. Lots of prissy little laws to regulate everything. Whatever happened to the Crocodile Dundee spirit?

Vanir
Sunday, May 1st, 2005, 04:18 PM
I thought it was strange that a pond, not intended for swimming, should be treated as one by law, so I had a little looksie and found this:

http://www.poolfencing.qld.gov.au/

On the FAQ page, section 4...
http://www.poolfencing.qld.gov.au/public/content4.html

Q. I have a fish pond/ornamental pond. Does this need to be fenced?
A. No. The Act relates only to swimming pools for residential dwellings and Class 2 dwellings. There is no requirement to fence a fish pond or ornamental pond.

So it seems that you should be fine regardless of the depth simply because it is an ornamental pond, and not a designated swimming pool.

You're right Sigel, the increasingly totalitarian governments here (Liberal are bad, and Labour are out and out Communists) are increasingly legislating against everything. It is getting to the point that doing nearly anything requires a permit, and people are being fined mercilessly.

In Victoria, the state government (led by a Lebanese maggot :mad:) has been waging a HUGE campaign against Speeding on the roads. Thing is, they don't really give a stuffed fig about the roadtoll, they are just dependant on the revenue because they are incompetent socialists who can't manage money. I can't describe how bad it is, you'd have to experience it. It is an stealth tax basically. They lowered the speed limit in streets so that you can over-speed without even realising it, then the next thing you see is the flash of the speed camera, or whizzing blue lights in the mirror.

Even riding a pushbike without a helmet, on the footpath, or without lights at night, renders one liable to a AU$50-$100 for each offence.

One Gorilla in a Blue-Suit pulled me over for a speeding fine (57kmh in a 50kmh zone) THEN gave me another fine of $165 just because he though the car looked unroadworthy, THEN as he was writing the paperwork out, some chap rode past on a pushbike without a helmet on. The fat cop RAN like a psychopath after him, screaming at him to stop. The chap dutifully stopped, and was handed $250 in fines for his efforts, with not even a warning! I had a quick chat to him as the glorified revenue collector wrote out HIS fines as well, turns out all he was doing was riding his bike home from the Pub rather than drive drunk on the roads like an irresponsible hoon. He did the right thing, and was fined half his weekly wage for it. :rolleyes:

Murders, Gang Rapes, Rampant assaults and all manner of serious crime going on, yet the Police are happy to sit there fining normal Australians for transgressing retarded "Nanny State" laws.
Advance Australia Fair. :suspect

Mistress Klaus
Thursday, May 5th, 2005, 03:49 PM
Dumb-arse laws in Australia... So if I wear a Waffen SS helmut on my push bike (riding up to the shops & pub) I would be fined?...:-D
I wouldn't necessarily wear a German WWII helmut on a pushie...but it goes to prove how petty the law can get......."It is 'head protection'...." Good enough for soldiers in combat....but not safe enough for riding a push bike!!!?????:wtf ...How absurd is that!!!....