Fencing

The term fencing in the local government context can to refer to the activity of constructing a fence or the actual fence itself.

A fence (also fencing) is a freestanding structure designed to restrict or prevent movement across a boundary.

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Types of Fences

  • Bollard Fencing
  • Bollard and Cable Fencing
  • Bollard and Chain Fencing
  • Bollard and Pipe Fencing
  • Bollard and Rail Fencing
  • Cable Balustrade Fencing
  • Chain Mesh Fencing
  • Colourbond Fencing
  • Corral Fencing
  • Cyclone Mesh Fencing
  • Plastic Bollard & Rail Fencing
  • Post & Rail Fencing
  • Post & Wire Fencing
  • Rock Walls
  • Steel Rail Fencing
  • Stone Fencing
  • Timber Balustrade Fencing
  • Timber Bollard Fencing
  • Timber Post and Cable Fencing
  • Timber Post and Rail Fencing

Shared Fences

State legislation (e.g. Section 7 of the Victorian Fences Act 1968) typically specifies the that owners of properties with a shared boundary are liable to contribute in equal proportions to the cost of constructing or replacing a "sufficient" dividing fence.

This requirement typically does not apply where a private property adjoins crown land. (e.g. Section 31 of the Victorian Fences Act 1968.)

In some States, all Council land is explicitly excluded. In NSW for example Section 25 (1)(b) of the NSW Dividing Fences Act 1991 states that the "Act does not operate to impose any liability, or to confer any rights, with respect to dividing fences on a council of a local government area, or any trustee or other person or body, in respect of land vested in (or under the care, control and management of) the council, trustee, person or body for the purposes of a public reserve, public park or such other public purposes as may be prescribed."

Related Pages

External Links & References

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Fence Condition Rating Reference Sheet
  3. Victorian Fences Act 1968
  4. Western Australian Dividing Fences Act 1961
  5. NSW Dividing Fences Act 1991
  6. IPWEA Fence between public and private area Discussion
  7. Google Search
  8. Victorian Fences Amendment Act 2014 (Austlii)
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