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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 1.8m.

Planning approval is required for a front fence on a residential property where the fence does not comply with the Residential Design Codes – i.e, the solid portion is over 1.2m in height or the overall height is over 1.8m.

What do I need to submit?

Planning

Please refer to our DA Checklist - Residential Additions for a complete list of the information required to apply for planning approval.

Building

Please refer to our Front Fence Information Sheet for a complete list of the information required to apply for a building permit.

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