Reference received: 4 November 1986
This reference is part of the Community Law Reform Program
Report 59: Dividing Fences [PDF, 252Kb], December 1988
Tabled in parliament: 9 May 1989
Legislative action: Dividing Fences Act 1991
Judicial citation: Larney v Johannson  NSWCA 409 
Terms of reference
To inquire into and report on:
- the law governing the rights and liabilities of owners or occupiers of adjoining land with regard to the construction and maintenance of dividing fences, including but not limited to the application of:
(a) the Dividing Fences Act, 1951;
(b) relevant parts of the Crown Lands Consolidation Act 1913, Western Lands Act 1901, Closer Settlement Act 1904, and Pastures Protection Act 1934.
- Any incidental matter.