Fencing

Fencing Information and Resources

To further assist in understanding Residential fencing requirements, we have produced a general information handout regarding Fencing in Residential Areas.

Shire of Broome Fencing Policy - Fences Within the Townsite of Broome 

Fencing Information Handout

Local Planning Policy - Fences Within the Townsite of Broome

The Building Commission answers more than 600 telephone calls each month on dividing fence issues. This number has been constant for some time and reflects a significant need within the community for clear information and advice about people's legal rights and responsibilities in relation to dividing fences.

The Building Commission have developed a booklet titled Dividing Fences - Rights and Responsibilities which is the Department's response to that demonstrated need. In clear and simple language, it explains the rights and responsibilities of property owners and occupiers under the Dividing Fences Act 1961. A link to the relevant section of the Building Commission website is provided in the external link section below.

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