Hoardings and site security/safety fencing

Temporary structures 

The City’s guidelines for hoardings and scaffolding regulate the design, use and maintenance of these temporary structures when installed in public places.

Issues can be reported for investigation and rectification by contacting the customer service centre or lodging a complaint online.

These include:

  • the visual condition and tidiness of hoardings (graffiti or bill poster issues)
  • inadequate or non-operational lighting systems
  • dangerous parts of the structure
  • dangerous or uneven footway surfaces.

The design and installation of site security fencing, typically chain-wire fencing on development sites alongside a footpath, are not regulated by the City.

Complaints about site security fencing should be directed to the construction regulation team for investigation.

If an issue is about a hoarding, the building certification team should be contacted.


For further information and assistance, please contact:

Construction and building certification services unit 
02 9265 9333

Construction regulation team
02 9265 9333

Last updated: Tuesday, 5 February 2019