Aug 02, 2016 10:25 pm
We are building in an estate with a few design guidelines, nothing over the top but one of them is a 1.8m maximum fence. Since ours is a corner block, and on a raised slab, we want to install a 2m fence to make it a bit more private.
The latest update from the land developer states we must comply with the guidelines, and if found in breach we may receive an infringement notice.
Contact me privately if you have an experience with this - I'm just curious to know how likely they are going to kick up a fuss over 20cm. I can't find any information about what the infringement notice might entail, only that design guidelines are not enforced by either council or government.
Re: Developer 'infringement notification'2
Aug 02, 2016 11:04 pm
In our estate, in WA, if the property is not viewed as being compliant with guidelines/requirements for that development etc the developer will not remove their restrictive covenant from your titles; so if you were to sell you couldn't settle without first lifting it. So maybe check if they hage a covenant on your title? And I assume councils have powers to enforce removal of non compliant fencing - not sure on that one.
Re: Developer 'infringement notification'4
Aug 03, 2016 11:07 am
1.8m seems about normal standard height for a tall fence in many council areas.
Covenants to me seem to be too restrictive and prevent people from putting in things that might be a little 'outside of the square'.
That said, I do agree with the basic premise of covenants, where they are in place to keep a high standard of both building and living in an area..... i.e. you don't want a Steptoe and Son junkyard setting up in the street.
Re: Developer 'infringement notification'5
Aug 03, 2016 4:34 pm
If the fence isn't on the back of the footpath one way around this would be to build up the soil by 200mm between the footpath and the fence, and then erect your 1.8m fence.
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