Fencing Local Law 2013 - Periodic Review


Section 3.16 of the Local Government Act 1995 requires that local laws are reviewed within an eight year period after their commencement, to determine if they should remain unchanged or be repealed or amended.

At its 27 April 2021 Ordinary Meeting, Council resolved to undertake the periodic review of the Fencing Local Law 2013.  The Fencing Local Law 2013 prescribes requirements relating to fences, including:

  • Maintenance of fences;
  • Defining a sufficient fence; and
  • Prescribing offences and penalties

A copy of the agenda and minutes is available here.

2021 Council Meetings

It is not proposed to amend the local law, as it is considered fit for purpose.

A copy of the local law is available here, and may also be inspected at the Town’s Customer Service Centre located at 35 Old Perth Road, Bassendean.

Fencing Local Law 2013

Submissions should be lodged via mail@bassendean.wa.gov.au. Written submissions should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Town of Bassendean, PO Box 87, Bassendean WA  6934. Submissions close 5:00pm Friday 25 June, 2021. Any submissions received will be considered as part of the determination process and your submission will be publicly available in the Council Agenda.

All enquiries should be directed to the Manager of Development & Place – Donna Shaw via dshaw@bassendean.wa.gov.au

General enquiries relating to dividing fences is available here.

Dividing Fences Guide