The benefits of utilizing a revolutionary new fill fence design for cut and fill mining. The Sturda fill fence is designed to be a fully decanting fill fence. The benefits of using the Sturda fill fence are reduction in cycle time, manpower and equipment optimization. All adding to a more robust bottom line. There are number of additional benefits which include improved health and safety, by reducing the probability of dust exposure, caused by leakage and or dust generated by shotcreting and better ergonomics compared to traditional wooden fill fences.