A dividing fence is a fence that separates the lands of adjoining owners.
Council is not involved in settling disputes regarding dividing fences, however the Department of Lands provides some options for land owners to consider. Information on issues associated with Dividing Fences can be found at the Department of Lands website.
In some instances an application may be required for the installation of a dividing fence. Please refer to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development) 2008 (SEPP) to determine whether your fence is exempt from requiring consent, Council's Exempt or Complying Development Web Page or you can contact The Hills Shire Council on (02) 9843 0555.