Hi We live on a corner block in Melbourne and want to build a 1.2m capped picket fence along the front and side of our property. We applied for a dispensation to the council to go above the 1m regulation and have been knocked back. My questions is, has any one successfully appealed and won? I don't believe we are making an unreasonable request. We live on a main road (Category zone 2 according to Vic Roads) and have small children to worry about, dogs, noise from the traffic, zero privacy. I understand there needs to be consideration for traffic sight but I have provided photographs to the council that prove there would be zero visibility problems if we built a fence. We have a triangle splay already on the footpath but even without this, you can see oncoming traffic from vehicles approaching the intersection. The reason council has rejected it actually has nothing to do with traffic. It was about pedestrians running into pedestrians. Most people can see over a 1.2m and those that can't (children), wouldn't (shouldn't) be walking along the main road without an adult present. To add salt to the wound, every other corner along our street has a 1.8-2 metre solid paling fence along front and side which totally blocks out all visibility. And also looking at non-corner blocks that have 2 metre front fences right up to the driveway so cars reversing wouldn't see someone walking along the footpath until they have already hit them. I have spoken to a traffic engineer and costed up getting a report written that supports my argument but that will obviously come at a significant cost. I am just curious if anyone else has been in this position and won. The back up plan is to go with the 1 metre fence and grow a giant hedge behind it. Not as visually appealing but still does what I need it to do.