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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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    VIC retaining wall up to 1 meter in pakenham vic

    I have built a retaining wall at the rear of my block that is 16 meter wide. three independant quotes were obtained and all of them mentioned we dont need permit from the council for retaining wall asits under one meter in height and we will place it away from the boundry. Now six months later...
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    Retaining wall

    I have a legal question. If a neighbour built a retaining wall close to the boundary (on their side) or on the boundary prior to our property being developed (a good 8 years) would they own the wall? We’re on the high side and the wall is neglected and poorly built and we have concerns about...
  3. Wallaby

    QLD Retaining Wall Responsibility

    My house is on a fairly steep slope rising up from the road about 50 metres. We have two neighbours along the left hand side of our property, each of their blocks are 25 metres along ours. The higher of the two blocks has been built on fill. I can see on Google Street View from ~10 years ago how...
  4. dazzwoodwardpho

    QLD Retaining wall nightmare

    Just had a building inspection carried out on our higher neighbors retaining wall, as some of the posts have rotted off at ground level, sleepers are falling out because the wall is rotating over into our yardage their ends are rotten. Wall is built from old railway sleepers and is standing at a...
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    VIC Retaining Wall dispute and costs

    our neighbour on the vacant lot next door on the low side, had their site cut right on the boundary line. The cut is 1.5meters deep. The neighbour was intending to build, so they had their site cut and excavated. My build is nearing completion and due to their site cut we cannot even erect a...
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    NSW Retaining wall, dividing fence and trees - a trifecta of neighbour disputes

    We have a dispute relating to a dividing fence between us and neighbours on the lower side. The neighbour wants to build a front fence perpendicular to the dividing fence and claims that the dividing fence is tilting so they can't build their front fence. The neighbours claim the dividing...
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    VIC Retaining wall

  8. Graham Nicholls

    QLD Retaining wall a(my side of the fence) and neighbour's driveway (his side of the fence)

    My house and a 750mm retaining wall were built before the neighbour’s house was. The neighbour is on the high side. The retaining wall is in my property, some 800mm from the fence. It is basically an elevated flower bed. The neighbour’s driveway is immediately adjacent to the fence, on his...
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    WA Boundary retaining wall needed?

    Could anyone help with this? Our blocks slope from front to rear i.e. they are higher at the front. My neighbour levelled his block up to the front boundary where he build a 700mm limestone block wall running across the block terminating at my boundary. This issue is that the soil level on his...
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    NSW Who is responsible for repairing retaining wall

    Our property has a retaining wall on the boundary with the neighbours - block of units whos land is on the lower side as our land is on the higher side. The retaining wall is kneeling on their side and they want it repaired. The dividing fence is approx 15cm back on our side from the actual...