Responding to an application for a fencing order
This figure is a flow chart with labelled boxes linked by lines. The flowchart describes the action that you can take if your neighbour has applied to the Local Court or NCAT for a fencing order.
Each box in the flow chart contains a hyperlink to further information.
The action you take will depend on your responses to each step in the flow chart. The flow chart is described as a list of 5 steps in which possible actions are listed beneath each step.
Step 1. Your neighbour applies for a Fencing Order, one month after the Fencing Notice is sent [link to Fencing orders]. Possible action:
You are served with a copy of the application that tells you the date it will be heard at the Local Court [link to Going to the Local Court]. Go to Step 2.
The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) sends you a Notice of Conciliation and Hearing [link to Going to NCAT]. Go to Step 4.
Step 2. You go to the mention (the first court date) [link to The mention]. Possible action:
Step 3. You go to the hearing [link to Presenting your case at the Local Court hearing – step by step guide]. Possible action:
Step 4. You go to NCAT on the date listed [link to Preparing for a NCAT hearing – Step by step guide]. Possible action:
Step 5. You cannot reach an agreement and the case is listed for hearing [link to Presenting your case at a NCAT hearing – Step by step guide]. Possible action: