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Fences abutting Council land

Maroondah City Council will contribute to resident’s fences up to $50 per metre for timber fencing or $65 per metre for colorbond or half the cost of building or renewing fencing that abuts Maroondah City Council property (whichever is the less). However, fencing that abuts roads, rights of way or private property will remain at full cost to the property owner. 

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What Council will pay for

Council will only agree to share the cost of a standard fence (up to 2m in height).  

If you wish to construct a fence higher than the standard height or of different material, you will be responsible to cover the price difference. Please also refer to Building a fence for any permit requirements.

Please note:

  • Fences constructed without prior consent may be not be eligible for contribution.
  • Retaining walls are not eligible for council contribution and must be constructed within the property boundary. Not on council property.  

Apply for a new fence

To apply for renewal or erection of fencing that abuts Council land:

  • send a brief email to detailing the proposed works
  • submit a minimum of one quote from an established fencing / building contractor for the cost of a standard paling fence that is to be constructed and shared by Council-owned property including a copy of the fencers Public Liability Insurance.

If you don't have access to email, the above documents can be sent via post to or taken to a customer service desk at Realm or Croydon Customer service desks.

Maroondah City Council postal address:

Maroondah City Council
PO Box 156
Ringwood VIC 3134

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