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 - Talk to your neighbours!
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.
- Overhanging trees and dividing fences - Fact sheet
Department of Justice or seek private legal advice.