Walkways and Fencing
Generally Council does not pay half of the cost for a fence that backs onto a road, as road boundaries are not included in the Fencing Act.
Under certain circumstances, as outlined in the Fencing Policy, Council may contribute toward walkway fences. If you would like to apply for such a contribution apply in writing to the Transportation Unit Manager, setting out the details of your circumstances in as much detail as possible and also include details of the proposed fence.
Roadside fencing for rural areas
We'd like to ensure that all users of rural road reserves, from motorists to horse riders, stock drovers to children can use them safely. Many fences used to contain grazing animals pose serious safety risks for users of the grass verge.
Fences must be erected using appropriate materials that are flexible or breakable, such as electric fence standards (pigtails) or the plastic equivalent. Waratahs are not permitted as they present a considerable risk to vehicle occupants if run into.
Temporary fences must not be placed closer than three metres to the edge of the road.
Page reviewed: 15 May 2:51pm