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What approvals do I need? - Front fence

Description A front fence is a wall, screen or barrier that abutts a street boundary or is located in the front setback area.
Do I need approval?

A building permit is required for a fence that is masonry and in excess of 750mm in height and/or any part of the fence is more than 500mm in height and will be used as a retaining wall.

A building permit is also required where the fence is constructed of a material other than masonry and the height exceeds 1800mm.

What do I need to submit?

If uncertified

  • A completed BA2 form - Application for Building Permit
  • Relevant fees
  • 2 x copies of a site plan. The site plan at a minimum scale of 1:200, indicating existing structures
  • 2 x copies of elevations, illustrating heights, and 2 x copies of a typical pier detail, illustrating its construction
  • 2 x copies of the construction specifications indicating size, materials, driveway truncations and footing details
  • BA20 - Notice and request for consent for encroachment or adversely affect (if required)

If certified

  • A completed BA1 form - Application for Building Permit 
  • Completed Certificate of Design Compliance
  • Relevant fees
  • 1 x copy of all technical documents noted on the Certificate of Design Compliance
  • BA20 – Notice and request for consent for encroachment or adversely affect (if required)
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