When embarking on a commercial project, regardless of whether it involves development, commercial fences, or building renovations, successfully navigating local government requirements is essential.
Following government regulations is not only a legal obligation but also a vital step towards ensuring completion of your project. Compliance with local government requirements ensures the safety of occupants, the protection of the environment, and the overall success of your project. Failing to meet these requirements can lead to costly delays, fines, and even potential legal issues.
The role of commercial fences
Commercial fencing serves as a critical component in meeting local government requirements for commercial projects. It provides security, defines property boundaries and enhances safety. From privacy and noise control to access control and aesthetics, commercial fencing solutions must align with the specific regulations and guidelines set by local government bodies.
Planning regulations for commercial fences
Before installing commercial fencing, you must comply with the planning regulations set by the local council. These regulations dictate aspects such as fence height and design and setback distances from property boundaries and roads. It’s essential to consult the relevant planning authority to ensure your proposed fencing complies with regulations.
Building regulations for commercial fences
In Victoria, commercial fencing that meets certain criteria may be classified as a “commercial build” and subject to the Building Act 1993 and Building Regulations 2018. If your fencing project falls within these regulations, you will need to comply with the relevent requirements.
Pool safety regulations for commercial fences
If your commercial property includes a swimming pool or spa, additional regulations apply to ensure pool safety. In Victoria, all swimming pools and spas with a depth greater than 30cm must be surrounded by a compliant safety barrier. The barrier must meet specific height, design, and provide adequate protection to prevent unauthorised access and potential drowning. Compliance with pool safety regulations is crucial, and regular inspections may be conducted to ensure ongoing compliance.
If your commercial property is located within a heritage overlay area, additional restrictions and requirements may apply. Any modifications and or installation of commercial fencing may be subject to heritage constraints. Heritage overlays aim to protect the historical significance of buildings and areas. It’s important to consult with the local heritage advisor to ensure that any proposed fencing aligns with heritage requirements.
Access and disability regulations
Inclusive design principles must be considered when installing commercial fencing. Accessible pathways, ramps, and gates should be provided to ensure people with disabilities can navigate the property safely. Compliance with accessibility standards, such as the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Australian Standards for Access and Mobility, is essential to promote inclusivity and avoid discrimination.
Ensure your commercial project meets local government requirements
Engaging professional consultants for your commercial fencing project is beneficial to navigate the regulatory landscape effectively and ensure compliance throughout your project. Tough Guard products are designed to withstand the test of time whilst meeting the stringent standards of local government regulations.
Tough Guard’s commitment to quality and compliance
Our commitment to delivering the safest, strongest, and most reliable commercial fencing products is evident in our dedication to quality. With state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, rigorous third-party testing, and continuous innovation, we consistently set industry benchmarks.
Why should you go with the proven experts?
Tough Guard’s innovative products ensure that your commercial fencing project will not only meet local government requirements but also gain added security, aesthetics, and durability.
When it comes to navigating the complex landscape of local government, partnering with industry leaders makes all the difference in ensuring a seamless and compliant commercial project. Contact Tough Guard today.