Dividing fences

​​Reference received: ​4 November 1986


Report 59: Dividing Fences (PDF, 252.6 KB), December 1988​

Tabled in parliament: 9 May 1989

Legislative action: Dividing Fe​nces Act 1991​

​​Judicial citation: Larney v Johannson [2013] NSWCA 409 [11] 

Terms of reference

To inquire into and report on:

1. the law governing the rights and liabilities of owners or occupiers of adjoining land with regard to the construction and maintenance of dividing fences, including but not limited to the application of:

(a) the Dividing Fences Act, 1951;

(b) relevant parts of the Crown Lands Consolidation Act 1913, Western Lands Act 1901, Closer Settlement Act 1904, and Pastures Protection Act 1934.

2. Any incidental matter.

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