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Electric and Barbed Wire Fences Adjacent to Public Land Bylaw 2015

This bylaw limits the use of electric or barbed wire fencing along boundaries with public land in the former Papakura and Waitākere districts.

You should know

We are reviewing this bylaw to make sure it meets residents' needs, now and in the future.

We will ask your views as part of this process by providing a link from this page, and will let you know of the outcome when the review is finished.

What the Electric and Barbed Wire Fences Adjacent to Public Land Bylaw does

The bylaw:

  • in the former Papakura district, requires any barbed wire on a fence within 1m of a public place to be at least 2m above the ground, unless approved by council
  • in the former Papakura district, requires any electrified part of a fence within 1m of a public place to be at least 3m above the ground, unless approved by council
  • in the former Waitākere district, requires any part of a fence likely to inflict injury to be at least 2m above ground level, or constructed in such a way as to not cause harm to any person or animal.

Get a copy of the Electric and Barbed Wire Fences Adjacent to Public Land Bylaw