Water storage tanks
Construction, erection assembly or placement of a water storage tanks with a capacity of more than 5000 litres are required to have a building permit. Retaining walls
Retaining walls that retain more than 500mm high are required to have a building permit.
Neighbours written permission is required if accessing adjoining property.
The following forms can be downloaded from the Department of Mines, Industry Regulations and Safety website:
Walls, fences and dividing fences
- BA20 – Notice and request for consent to encroach or adversely affect
- BA20A – Notice and request for consent (response notice): Protection structures, party walls, removal of fences, access to land.
Boundary fencing are governed by the Dividing Fences Act 1961.
A dividing fence is any wall, fences or similar structure located on or near a common boundary or adjoining land or on a line other that the common boundary.
A building permit is required for a fence exceeding 1.2 metres in height from the natural ground level within three (3) metres of the front boundary of any lot.
If you are a property owner and are constructing a dividing fence, you should know your obligations and responsibilities under the Act.
The Shire does not administer the Act but can provide advice if required, practically of the definition of a sufficient fence for a zone within the Shire for the purposes of the Act. Please direct any dividing fences disputes to the Department of Mines, Industry Regulations and Safety.
See also: Dividing Fences Guide.More information and contacts
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