As a region we're experiencing the lowest water levels in our dams in over two decades. Level 2 water restrictions apply to all properties connected to Hunter Water's water supply network in the Cessnock Local Government Area.
Cessnock, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Dungog and small parts of Singleton.View a map of our area of operations
Buying, Selling or Renting a Property with a Swimming Pool or Spa
Buyers should be aware that when purchasing a property that includes a pool or spa, your conveyancer should ensure one of the following is attached to the contract for the sale of land:
- A valid Certificate of Compliance
- A relevant Occupation Certificate and Certificate of Registration (relating to the pool)
- A Certificate of Non Compliance
A Certificate of Compliance or relevant Occupation Certificate is valid for three (3) years from the date of issue. A Certificate of Non-Compliance is valid for 12 months from the date of issue. Upon finalisation of sale, the new owners have 90 days to undertake all defective works as indicated on the Non-Compliance Certificate. Council may take regulatory action by way of a Notice, Direction or Penalty Infringement Notice for failure to have the matters rectified within the 90 day period.
Vendors of a property with a swimming pool or spa must have a Certificate of Non-Compliance or a Certificate of Compliance, or alternatively a valid Occupation Certificate and Certificate of Registration.
For additional information relating to Compliance Certificates please see our Swimming Pool Certificate of Compliance page.
Renting your Property that contains a Pool
If you own a rental property with a pool it is your responsibility to ensure that the pool has received a valid Certificate of Compliance before the residential tenancy agreement is entered into. The pool must be registered on the state wide swimming pool register before a Certificate of Compliance can be issued.