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Reference received: 23 December 1987
This reference is part of the Community Law Reform Program
Report 71: Right of Access to Neighbouring Land (PDF, 156.5 KB), April 1994
Report 88: Neighbour and Neighbour Relations (PDF, 192.3 KB), November 1998
Discussion Paper 22: Neighbour and Neighbour Relations, April 1991
To inquire into and report on:
1. The laws which define and regulate relationships between people who live on neighbouring land with particular reference to:
(a) access to neighbouring land for the purposes of maintaining fixtures and services required by an adjoining property;
(b) easements for joint services, including joint connections for sewerage and drainage;
(c) problems caused by trees;
(d) noise control as it effects neighbours.
2. Any related matter.
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the ongoing connection Aboriginal people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal people as the original custodians of this land.