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Fences and retaining walls

Information about fencing and retaining walls on your property.

Dividing fences (residential)

A dividing fence is a fence that separates two privately owned properties. Find information about installing a dividing fence and how to deal with a dispute.

Electrified fences

Electrified fences are not permitted, unless the City of Gosnells has given written approval to erect an electrified fence, in accordance with the City of Gosnells Fencing Local Law 2017 (the Local Law).

Front and secondary street fences (residential)

A front fence is any fence forward of the dwelling, while a secondary street fence is a fence along a secondary street. A building permit may be required depending on height and materials.

Retaining walls

When natural ground levels are altered a retaining wall may be required to support buildings or adjoining land.