Final Council Decision - September 2019

At the Ordinary Council meeting held on 25 September 2019, a revised set of front (street) fencing rules were adopted for the City’s Hilton Heritage Area local planning policy (Local Planning Policy 3.7). These new rules aim to provide more flexibility to property owners while maintaining the characteristics of the Hilton Heritage Area. They now apply to all future fencing proposals within the area.

In summary, the change provides a new increased height option, a maximum solid wall height of 300mm allowed and properties on Winterfold Road, within the Hilton Heritage Area, can now build higher fences similar to what is currently permissible along Carrington and South Streets. There are also additional criteria in the policy which allow the City to consider applications which vary the policy requirements.

To assist with the new policy a graphic brochure with examples is being produced and will be available on the City’s website.

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All applications for front fences within the Hilton Heritage Area require planning approval from the City, regardless of whether or not a fence complies with the policy. The updated Local Planning Policy 3.7 is now available at:

Please feel free to contact the City’s Strategic Planning team to discuss the changes (see 'contact' on this page). 

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