Fences, pools, trees & vegetation

Learn the regulations about fences, retaining walls, trees and overgrown allotments.

Overgrown allotment
Our local laws (Local Law No 3 Community and Environmental Management 2011) require occupiers of land to keep their allotments free from overgrown vegetation and any accumulation of objects and materials. If not maintained, the property becomes unsightly, could be a health hazard and is likely to attract reptiles.  Both occupied and unoccupied allotments must be maintained in such a fashion that there is no vegetation that is long or thick enough ...
Water Oak - Newtown Park
Trees and plants are one of our Region’s greatest assets. Some plant species are protected according to the Nature Conservation Act 1992. For information on your legal obligations involving the protection of native plant species and laws surrounding the commercial use of protected species contact us. ...
The Neighbourhood Disputes (Dividing Fences and Trees) Act 2011, which is outside the jurisdiction of Council, provides information in relation to mutual obligations requirements, processes and property owner's rights in relation to dividing fences and retaining walls on boundaries. Refer to the following link QCAT diving fence disputes for further information such as fact sheets, fees, forms, templates and contact details.  ...
Depending on the proposed development, a fence and/or retaining wall can be sited: On the common boundary Within your property boundary In accordance with a planning approval or In accordance with a siting discretion approval when the height of the structure/s exceeds 2 metres in height. ...
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