Trees and dividing fences
The Neighbourhood Disputes Resolution Act 2011 commenced on 1 November 2011. The provisions of the Act allow residents to resolve neighbourhood disputes more easily. It also encourages residents to be good neighbours and resolve their disputes concerning trees and fences in a friendly and timely manner.
Council is not responsible for the following matters:
- Overhanding branches/dividing fences
- Substantial, ongoing and unreasonable interference with the use and enjoyment of the neighbours land.
Council advises residents requiring fact sheets or further advise relating to overhanging trees and dividing fences to visit the Queensland Government Department of Justice and Attorney-General website and the Queensland Government Disputes about fences, trees and buildings webpage below or alternatively seek private legal advice.
Department of Justice and Attorney-General