Hello everyone, I have a friend who lives on the Gold Coast and she is a home owner and also has a swimming pool at the rear of her house. She is now being notified by the council that all owners of properties who have a swimming pool must by law have approved fences installed around the pool area and then have it inspected by an approved inspector. And this law also applies to any household doors entering into the pool area. Now she has a big canal at the back of her property, just like many Gold Coast properties and none of the canal waterways throughout the GC are fenced and neither are the nearby beaches. What are her property rights in this matter? The cost of the fence and alterations will be in the vicinity of $15,000 and she is considering just emptying the pool and disconnecting the pool pump. The council deadline is around December this year and then they will start to fine the householders. I would appreciate a suggestion in this matter. Thanks.