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Retaining walls are relatively rigid walls used for supporting soil laterally so that it can be retained at different levels on the two sides.
Retaining walls are structures designed to restrain soil to a slope that it would not naturally keep to (typically a steep, near-vertical or vertical slope). They are used to bound soils between two different elevations often in areas of terrain possessing undesirable slopes or in areas where the landscape needs to be shaped severely and engineered for more specific purposes like hillside farming or roadway overpasses. A retaining wall that retains soil on the backside and water on the frontside is called a seawall or a bulkhead.

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    NSW Neighbour's retaining wall for driveway collapsing

    Hi all, we are in the process of building our house in NSW. There is a retaining wall between us and our neighbour which was build at least 40 years ago (without footings or core filling) to support their driveway. The retaining wall is collapsing and the fence is rotten. The damage was done...
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    NSW Retaining wall on council land

    Hi, we bought our property about 5 years ago which slopes down and away from the road, and has a large retaining wall at the top, with a driveway and carport below the retaining wall. The wall is 12-14 feet high, extending 4 foot above ground level as a fence. It is a concrete brick wall and...
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    Dividing fence dispute and retaining wall adjustment without agreement

    This has been a long running dispute about the true boundary and building of a new fence that has evolved into a retaining wall dispute. I'll try to spare the details about the dispute but in summary, the neighbour claimed with nothing but his own measurements that the dividing boundary between...
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    NSW Retaining Wall, Dividing Fence and Boundary Line Issue

    We have a dividing fence issue. Our neighbour demolished and rebuilt their house. In their DA they were to cut and fill in order to build a concrete slab. Instead, they just filled their entire property from front yard to backyard. To hold their fill they built a Tashman Block retaining wall...
  5. Vickii

    VIC Insurance s93 property law- legal requirement?

    Our body Corp is paying entire costs to replace a retaining wall that runs along the boundary of our neighbours property. They argue we are obliged under section 93 of the property act to obtain insurance before we commence. Is Ths correct? The company doing the job would have public liability...
  6. Vickii

    VIC insurance s93 property act. Legal requirements

    Our body Corp is paying entire costs to replace a retaining wall that runs along the boundary of our neighbours property. They argue we are obliged under section 93 of the property act to obtain insurance before we commence. Is Ths correct? The company doing the job would have public liability...
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    VIC Retaining wall dispute

    We have built a new home on a block of land when all our neighboring properties were still vacant. At the time of our build, there saw no requirement for a retaining wall on either sides of the property. A few months later, one of our neighbors started their build and suddenly demanded a...
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    WA Neighbour's Retaining wall footings encroachment and Dividing fence encroachment

    Hi Everyone I am in Perth, WA. I am new in the forum and hope you guys can help me in this unfortunate situation. Thank you in advance. The issues are the neighbour's Retaining wall footings encroachment and the Dividing fence encroachment. Summary of facts 1/ In 2013, the neighbour damaged...
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    VIC Retaining wall dispute

    I am the downhill neighbour, and uphill is an apartment block (their flat, concreted carpark backs on to my property). Obviously this would normally mean that I am responsible for the retaining wall. BUT, any excavation that took place actually occurred 120+ years ago when my street (the whole...
  10. kate_004

    QLD New Estate Retaining Wall Responsibility

    We are looking to purchase a block of land and build a house on it. The seller of the land has said that they will not build a retaining wall that is required due to the way the land is being cut and filled for our new lot (this construction is currently underway). Relatives of mine in the...