It is the owners and/or applicants responsibility to ensure that any fence complies with any other restrictions or requirements outside the scope of the Building Act. Council's Building Services is not responsible in this matter.
This may include covenants or section 173 Agreements on the property title not regulated by Council's Building Services. It is the owner’s responsibility to comply in this matter and to obtain any consent and endorsement from any Design Review Panel/Committee such as in the Sandhurst, Sandara, Pindara and other Estates.
Obtain a copy of your current title, registered plan of subdivision, any covenants, section 173 Agreements from the Titles Office.
Also obtain any relevant endorsed Planning Permit Plans, Planning Permit and conditions. Also note that sometimes the Planning Scheme regulates fence style, height and if it is allowed due to being within a specific Overlay such as Flooding, Land subject to inundation, Significant Landscape Overlay etc.
To find out further information on whether a Planning Permit is also required please contact Council’s Planning Department.