Council will share the cost of fencing boundaries between private and Council owned land in accordance with the Boundary Fences Act 1908. This act exempts Council from making a contribution where Council owned land is a roadway which includes a public highway, street, right-of-way, reserve or public place, whether it be an access, horse-way or foot-way.
Situations where Council is not exempt and is required to share in the cost of a boundary fence include:
Where a property adjoins a Council owned house or building.
- Council instigated higher impact or intensified development close to an adjoining landowner without a sufficient buffer.
- Commercial or security area e.g. Council depot or commercial car park.
The policy conforms with the Tasmanian Boundary Fences Act 1908. View more information on the Boundary Fences Act. Refer below to Meander Valley Council's Policy - Fencing Council Owned Land.