Choosing a Suitable Fence Location
There are a few things to consider when you choose and prepare your fence route:
- is there a firm level base to eliminate gaps under the mesh
- can you avoid trees that might damage fence
- can you provide access for maintenance
- look for efficiencies by joining with neighbours fences
- can you minimise wallaby cover inside fence
- can you avoid difficult waterways
Examples of good fence locations
No trees, humps or hollows. Easy to build a wallaby fence here
Clear even ground makes an easy place to build a successful wallaby fence
Utilising an existing leveled track is a good option when choosing a spot for your wallaby fence
A firm level base, clearance from trees, and good access is ideal
Examples of innapropriate fence locations
This fence location is problematic for a few reasons including: access and building conditions; trees that could fall on the fence; and cover is available for wallabies inside fence.
This creek crossing is too difficult. It has a steep gully and is prone to washouts.
Rivers can be difficult to fence for lots of reasons including flooding and debris
Manage the risk from trees. A fence can be fixed once or twice but trees and branches falling on a wallaby fence too often will undermine effectiveness.