Common Property Questions

As a landowner, the law gives you the right to the ordinary use and enjoyment of your land.  The following information is to answer some more common questions regarding boundaries, fencing, trees and vegetation.


Read information about property boundaries.

Building Near the Boundary

Find out about how far new buildings must be setback from the property boundaries.


Information about property owners responsibilities for fencing.

Keeping Chickens and Other Animals

Brief information about keeping chickens and other animals in residential areas.

Noise Issues

Information about noise issues and what the Council can do to help.

Overgrown or Unmaintained Sections

Long grass or and unmaintained sections can pose fire and saefty risks. Find out what to do if you are concerned.

Trees and Vegetation

Information about the responsibilities of property owners for trees growing on their properties.