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.