Assistance for fire damaged fences
Due to the extensive damage to boundary fences in the 2019-20 bushfires season, the NSW Government has established a coordinated response to the replacement of boundary fences that adjoin publicly managed land. This includes lands adjoining national parks.
Local Land Services is coordinating this $209 million dollar fencing program on behalf of all agencies, including National Parks and Wildlife Service. If you are seeking assistance with fire damaged fences that adjoin national parks please go to Local Land Services: Fencing or telephone 1300 778 080.
If you have recently submitted an application for assistance with fire damaged fences to National Parks and Wildlife Service, your application will be automatically referred to Local Land Services for assessment and you will be contacted by Local Land Services directly. No further action is required from you.
Boundary fencing is fencing that is constructed along, or close to, the legal boundary of a reserve managed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS).
NPWS recognises the importance of working with adjoining landowners to manage common boundaries.
- NPWS will help park neighbours to construct, repair or replace boundary fencing, as described in this policy.
- NPWS's assistance with fencing will be subject to the availability of funding and staff resources, and to meeting its other responsibilities under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (NPW Act) for managing national parks.
- If an existing fencing agreement is inconsistent with this policy, the conditions of the existing agreement will prevail.