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Fencing

Fencing is not compulsory around Litchfield residential properties. Council key requirement is consideration of sight distance so as not to obstruct view of drivers entering and leaving a property and that drainage is not affected, the fence should have no overhang to the road reserve or easement.

Further information can be obtained by accessing the Northern Territory Fences Act.

The Fencing Act is very specific about who pays for what with regard to erection of new fences or replacing of existing fences on property boundaries and procedures for handling disputes. The Fences Act is Common Law Legislation, meaning any action is a civil action between two parties. Disputes between neighbours over fencing issues will need to be resolved through the justice system if they cannot be sorted out amicably 'over the fence'. Freecall 1800 000 473.