Walkways and Fencing

Council does not pay for or contribute towards fencing on road boundaries but may, where agreed, partially reimburse the cost of fencing along public walkways between roads.   If you have any queries please contact us.

Roadside fencing for rural areas

Fencing of the grassed berms of rural roads is used by farmers to control grazing animals (stock). It is important that this activity is carried out in a manner that supports safety for all road users, e.g. pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, drivers and horse riders.

Temporary fences must not obstruct traffic or pose a safety risk for road users.

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 in the event of a crash.

Page reviewed: 07 Jun 2017 2:31pm