Reply To: Retaining Wall Height/Setbacks

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Marcus Collard


The NCC classifies a fence, freestanding wall or retaining wall as a class 10b, along with mast and poles.

Regulation 403 provides a definition of a fence for Part 4:
fence includes—
(a) a screen; and
(b) a structure similar to a fence.

Therefore I believe the front fence heights in Division 4 of Part 4 should be applied to a retaining wall as it is similar to a fence in visual impact and classified in the same class as a 10b.

Agreed that class 10b swimming pools do not have a setback requirement.