Shared cost boundary fencing

If your land adjoins Melbourne Water freehold land we may agree to reimburse half the cost of constructing an approved boundary fence.  If you already have our approval of your quotes you need to Apply for reimbursement for fence construction.

Eligibility

To apply for half share fencing you will need to meet the criteria for proposed fencing materials and dimensions. If your property borders Crown land you will not be eligible for half share fencing.

Fence types

We will pay for the following types of fences:

  • standard paling fences 1.6 or 1.9 metres high
  • farm fencing – rural areas only or where appropriate
  • chain mesh fencing – where appropriate.

Note: the owner is responsible for the maintenance of fences.

We will not contribute to the cost of:

  • colorbond fencing
  • gates
  • capping
  • trellis
  • retaining walls
  • vegetation removal.

Approval process

Documents required

To apply for half share fencing, you must provide:

  • a sketch plan with fence location, dimensions and length
  • minimum of two quotes from fencing contractors (we do not build fences)
  • photos confirming the condition of the existing fence
  • photos confirming the removal of vegetation alongside the fence.

If we approve your application, our confirmation letter will specify the quote and contractor we have approved (usually the lowest quote supplied).

Please do not proceed with fencing works until you receive a confirmation letter from us.

Duration

The process takes up to 28 days to review your application and respond.

Fees

There is a no fee for this service.

Apply

Apply for half share fencing

Contact us

If you need any help completing this application, contact us on 131 722. 
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