Oct 13, 2018 11:13 am
i'm in NSW and according to planning rules the boundary fence cannot be higher than 1.8m.
https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/u ... evelopment
This is in line with the pool fencing requirements, stating that a boundary fence, which also acts as a pool fence, needs to be 1.8m high. So far so good.
But there are additional requirements for pool fences, including non climbable zones. Also, pool fencing requirements need to take measurement from current ground level from the inside the pool area, while the fencing requirements take measure from the original ground level.
My question is now, what happens when the pool fencing rules require a fence which is higher than 1.8m due to modifications to the ground, objects in the pool area, etc? This is then in conflict with the fencing maximum of 1.8m.
In my specific case, there is an elevated deck and garden beds within the pool area, so pool fencing needs to be higher than 1.8m from ground level.
Re: Boundary fence rules vs Pool fencing requirements3
Oct 13, 2018 4:52 pm
Thanks, that seems to be pretty clear. Where is that actually regulated?
And aren't there any limitations to this, e.g. if a climbable object could be easily removed rather than using this as a reason to build a higher boundary fence ?
Re: Boundary fence rules vs Pool fencing requirements4
Nov 08, 2018 3:07 am
We had a rather similar problem. I gather the shire are the ones to rubber stamp everything. I suggest you get them out to advise. They will be the ones to pass or fail. This would be yourbb
I also had an additional problem where two of my boundary fence were 25mm too short (so 1.775). They failed my pool and I had 21 days to fix. The fence company are not happy. Yet two panels down is actually 2.0 from the ground
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