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What approvals do I need? - Signage

Description Signage is used for the purpose of advertising and includes advertisements and advertising devices. These include any object or structure which advertises businesses, functions, operations, developments etc.
Do I need approval?

Planning

If your sign does not meet the design standards in the Signs Local Planning Policy, then you will need to seek planning approval in the form of a 'Development Application'. For a full list of signs which are exempt, see Schedule 4 of the District Planning Scheme No.2. 

Please note: Where applicable a planning approval should be obtained prior to submitting for a building permit.

Building

A building permit is required for all signs unless it is mentioned as exempt in Clause 15 in the City's Sign Local Law.

What do I need to submit?

Planning

  • Completed Development Application Form and checklist.
  • Relevant fees (Refer to the Planning and Sustainability Fee Schedule, item number 1).
  • 1 x copy of site plan - drawn to scale at not less than 1:200
  • 1 x copy of floor plan - drawn to scale of 1:100 or 1:200
  • 1 x copy of elevations - drawn to scale of 1:100 or 1:200

Building

  • Completed Sign Application form
  • Relevant fees (see application form)
  • 2 x copies of plans drawn to a scale of not less than 1:50 showing size, position, design and inscription to appear, the method of construction and fixing of the sign for which the licence is sought.
  • Detailed Structural drawings (signed by a Practicing Structural Engineer).
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