Draft Local Planning Policy 'Signs'

Consultation has concluded

Signs within the Town are currently controlled by the Town’s Signs Local Law 2006, Town Planning Scheme No. 1 and a number of Local Planning Policies.

A review of the Town’s signage provisions and controls has been undertaken focussing on the following:

  • that planning provisions relating to signage be contained within a planning instrument such as a Local Planning Policy, rather than being within a Local Law;

  • there are a number of sign types that are not addressed in the current Signs Local Law that require attention;

  • exempting a greater range of sign types from development approval; and

  • reviewing

Signs within the Town are currently controlled by the Town’s Signs Local Law 2006, Town Planning Scheme No. 1 and a number of Local Planning Policies.

A review of the Town’s signage provisions and controls has been undertaken focussing on the following:

  • that planning provisions relating to signage be contained within a planning instrument such as a Local Planning Policy, rather than being within a Local Law;

  • there are a number of sign types that are not addressed in the current Signs Local Law that require attention;

  • exempting a greater range of sign types from development approval; and

  • reviewing the current provisions applying to above awning signs.

A draft Policy has now been prepared inclusive of the following contents :

  • clear objectives and background explanation clarifying the importance of having controls on signage while acknowledging the need for businesses to advertise;

  • clarifying that a sign licence may still be required for a sign where a development approval is obtained;

  • a greater range of signs that will be exempt from development approval;

  • a more extensive range of sign types defined and addressed, including monolith signs, development site signs, community event signs and variable message signs;

  • allowing for signs associated with Home Occupations (currently prohibited);

  • providing scope for above awning signs, and specifying criteria to ensure that any sign of this type is of a high quality and does not detract from the streetscape; and

  • transferring the relevant considerations for signs contained in the Scheme (Clause 30A) into the Policy.

What is happening now?

Community consultation is now closed. Thank you to everyone that completed a submission.

How can I be involved?

  • ask a question and we will respond
  • reading the information in the document library
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Please provide your comments on the draft Local Planning Policy 'Signs'

    Please provide your comments on the draft Local Planning Policy 'Signs'

    Consultation has concluded