Approval to erect advertising signage/Portable advertising devices (Toowoomba) - Queensland

Service summary

This approval is regulated under the Development Permit.

The main purpose of regulating advertising signs is to ensure they are constructed and maintained to ensure public safety and that they complement the surrounding environment. Advertising signs may be temporary, mobile or permanent. The approval also considers any structure forming part of the sign and its location on the building/property on which it is to be erected.

You are required to check with council that your advertising sign complies with the advertising code under the council planning scheme and has the relevant development approval if required.

  • Step 1 Check if your advertising sign is self assessable. If you meet the self assessment checklist, you are not required to submit a development application to council.
  • Step 2 If your advertising sign is not self assessable, it may be code assessable. Code assessable activities require an Integrated Development Assessment System (IDAS) application with council.
  • Step 3 If your advertising sign is beyond the criteria for code assessable, you will need to contact council for further information on an Impact Assessment IDAS application.

Once development approval has been confirmed your advertising sign may require a licence (local law approval). The following types of advertising signs require a local law approval from council:

  • Temporary signs which are defined as signs which are located in a position for a maximum of two weeks prior to the event. (eg for church fete), are able to be located on the road reserve (excluding the carriageways of roads).
  • Real estate signs on private property and road reserves
  • Directional real estate signs on road reserves.

The applicant for a licence must be a legal entity (eg person(s) or company). Note - a business name or shop name is not a legal entity and cannot be the licence holder.

Contact council for further information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Definition of terms

Advertisement

means an advertisement or sign that is visible from a road or other public place and includes a structure that forms part of the advertisement or sign, or to which it is attached, or on which it is exhibited.

Permitted advertisement

means an advertisement classified as a permitted advertisement (e.g. real estate, construction and election signs).

Eligibility requirements

Prior to submitting your application you should ensure the site has relevant development approval to operate your business to prevent the application being delayed. If not self assessable, Development approval must be obtained prior to council issuing an advertising sign approval. A building certificate of structural adequacy may be required in accordance with the Building Act 1975 depending on the size and height of the sign.

A location plan showing all property boundaries, existing and proposed signage and distance to property boundaries, building footprints, roads and landscaping is required.

Other information may be requested including:

  • type of sign
  • mounting of the sign including size of fastenings
  • dimensions of the sign
  • material used in the construction of the sign
  • content of the sign
  • associated lighting (illumination)
  • effect it will have on the natural or built environment
  • details of concrete foundations.

If the sign is located on public land you must take out public liability insurance to a minimum value of $10 million dollars and name council as an interested party. A copy of this document must be submitted before your application can be approved.

If the sign is located on private land, council may not require you to have public liability insurance, however you should research all options regarding your business insurance requirements.

Contact council for further information.

Duration

This approval remains in effect as designated by council.

Fees

Contact council to determine applicable fees.

Application

Contact council for more information on the current application process and relevant form.

Administering agency

Toowoomba Regional Council

Local law(s) name

Toowoomba Regional Council - Local Law 1 (Administration) 2011

Toowoomba Regional Council - Subordinate Local Law 1.4 (Installation of Advertising Devices) 2011

Contact details

Toowoomba Customer Service Centre
Toowoomba Regional Council

Operating address:
City Hall, 541 Ruthven Street
Toowoomba
Queensland 4350

Goombungee Customer Service Centre
Toowoomba Regional Council

Operating address:
89 Moscatta Street
Goombungee, Queensland 4354

Oakey Customer Service Centre
Toowoomba Regional Council

Operating address:
64 Campbell Street
Oakey, Queensland 4401

Highfields Customer Service Centre
Toowoomba Regional Council

Operating address:
Community Court
Highfields
Queensland 4352

Greenmount Customer Service Centre
Toowoomba Regional Council

Operating address:
54 Hodgson Street
Greenmount, Queensland 4359

Clifton Customer Service Centre
Toowoomba Regional Council

Operating address:
95 King Street
Clifton, Queensland 4361

Millmerran Customer Service Centre
Toowoomba Regional Council

Operating address:
2 - 16 Campbell Street
Millmerran, Queensland 4357

Pittsworth Customer Service Centre
Toowoomba Regional Council

Operating address:
85 Yandilla Street
Pittsworth, Queensland 4356

Toowoomba Customer Service Centre
Toowoomba Regional Council


Operating address:
4 Little Street
Toowoomba, Queensland 4350
Mailing address:
PO BOX 3021
Toowoomba, Queensland 4350

Phone:

13 18 72

Fax:

1800 448 882
info@toowoombaRC.qld.gov.au

Crows Nest Customer Service Centre
Toowoomba Regional Council

Operating address:
25 Emu Creek Road
Crows Nest, Queensland 4355

Supporting information

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