5.5.5 Fencing


  1. Front fencing must be designed to complement the development and form an important security role, taking into account safer by design principles.
  2. The maximum height of fencing is 2.1 metres.
  3. The location of the front fencing will be dependent upon the type of fencing.
  4. Decorative metal or a combination of decorative metal and masonry must be setback a minimum of 1 metre from the property boundary.
  5. A combination decorative metal and masonry fence with a landscape screening buffer planted in front must comply with the following;
    1. the ratio of the masonry component to decorative metal component must fall within the range of between 1 part masonry to 6.5 – 7 parts metal panels.
    2. the metal panels must not exceed 3 metres in length nor be less than 1.8 metres in length.
    3. any masonry plinth established along the bottom of the fence must be not more than 600 mm high.
    4. galvanised chain wire, untreated metal, sheet metal, wooden or barbed wire fencing will not be permitted as fencing in front of the building line or where visible from a public place.
  6. All fencing proposed must not restrict the function of existing and proposed overland flow paths.
  7. All gates within the area covered by this DCP must be located behind the designated landscape area and must not swing towards the roadway.