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Before building a retaining wall on your property, you need to find out whether you have to get approval from your local council.
You should make sure your retaining wall complies with any local council rules or regulations. If you are not sure whether your retaining wall will be breaking any local council rules or regulations, you should check with your local council before you build it.
If after checking with your local council, you are told that you need to get approval before building your retaining wall, you should not build your retaining wall until you get the relevant approval.
You should contact your local council to find out how to get approval, as different councils can have different processes.
For answers to commonly asked questions, see Frequently Asked Questions.