Who is responsible for a retaining wall in Qld?

Who is responsible for a retaining wall in Qld?

property owner
The maintenance of a retaining wall is the responsibility of the property owner whose land the retaining wall benefits. There may be circumstances where a retaining wall has been constructed on the boundary that retains fill on one property and cut on the neighbouring property.

Do retaining walls need council approval Qld?

Queensland building regulations advise you will not need building approval for a retaining wall if: the total height of the wall and of the fill or cut retained by the wall is no more than one metre above the wall’s natural ground surface. the wall is no closer than 1.5 metres to a building or another retaining wall.

What are the different types of retaining walls?

Types of retaining walls

  • Gravity wall.
  • Reinforced Retaining Wall.
  • Concrete Cantilever retaining wall.
  • Counter-fort / Buttressed retaining wall.
  • Cantilevered wall.
  • Reinforced Soil Retaining Wall.
  • Soil nailed wall.
  • Anchored wall.

How tall should a retaining wall be in Queensland?

1 Timber sleepers – 1200mm (higher if larger vertical posts used) 2 Boulders – 2500 to 3000mm 3 Concrete blockwork – 2000mm for 200mm blockwork and 3000mm if 300mm blockwork is used 4 Reinforced concrete retaining walls – no practical height limit.

Can a retaining wall be a fence in Australia?

There is minimal legislation available in Australia which relates to retaining walls on or near property boundaries and since most States do not consider a retaining wall to be a fence, it therefore cannot be covered by dividing fence legislation.

Who was responsible for building the retaining wall?

Neither of us had any part in building the retaining wall, indeed the first I knew about it was after it was already done by the developer. After 20 years, both fence and retaining wall need replacing and he is happy to meet me 50/50 re the fence, but not the retaining wall.

Is the retaining wall a matter of joint responsibility?

They are engineered to support built up or excavated earth. Retaining walls are not normally a matter of joint responsibility for neighbours because a retaining wall is usually of more benefit to one neighbour. Are retaining walls covered by the Neighbourhood Disputes (Dividing Fences and Trees) Act 2011?

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