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Councils are required to keep a register of all cooling towers and warm water systems in hospitals in their local government area. This register is to contain the following information:

  • The type of system;
  • The address and telephone numbers of the premises for which the system is installed;
  • The name and contact details of the occupier of the premises;
  • The Australian Business Number (ABN) or the Australian Company Number (ACN) of the premises; and
  • Details of any inspections carried out by the Council.

New systems can be notified to council on the notification form. This can also be filled in to update current details on the register.

Singleton Council conducts annual inspections of all cooling towers to ensure they are meeting their legislative requirements. This inspection involves:

  • Reviewing on-site manuals and maintenance records;
  • Confirming certification of the process designed to control microbial control;
  • Examination of physical condition of the cooling tower; and
  • Taking samples if required.

Council charges occupiers of premises with cooling towers fees for inspections and the administration of the register in accordance with its Fees and Charges.

Singleton Council has also adopted a Legionella Management Plan to assist Council in the coordination, preparation, planning and operation of its resources to control Legionnaires disease.


Singleton Council
PO Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330
Ph: 02 6578 7290