Family day care residences with swimming pools, spas and water features in Western Australia


On 9 November 2015, Lachlan James Mitchell drowned at a family day care (FDC) residence in Carramar, Western Australia.

Following the incident, a Coronial inquest was held, a report was prepared, and recommendations made.

The State Government has been consulting on the most appropriate way to regulate family day care residences in Western Australia with swimming pools, spas and water features, to keep children safe. The Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (Consultation Statement - PDF | Word ) provides background and proposed policy options.

Public consultation on the Consultation Statement has now finished. A Decision Regulatory Impact Statement (Decision Statement - PDF ) is being developed and will be published on this page later in the year. Those who made a submission will be notified.

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