Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from residents after councillors recently endorsed the draft Development Control Plan Provisions with particular regard to signage and outdoor advertising.
Council’s Deputy General Manager, Corporate, Strategy and Development Services, Mark Pepping explained the purpose of the draft development control plan endorsed by councillors at the Council Meeting of 22 February.
“This draft development control plan has been amended to include the conditions of use for outdoor signage which includes variable message signs,” Mr Pepping said.
Variable Message Signs (VMS) are primarily used by roads authorities to direct and notify motorists of pending traffic conditions. They are however becoming more commonly used by businesses advertising goods, sales and events.
“Concerns have been raised with Council that the use of these electronic signs can be both visually obtrusive and distracting for motorists,” Mr Pepping added.
“Part of this draft Development Control Plan seeks to regulate where, when and how these signs can be used.”
“We encourage the community to view this draft document and make comment by the closing date,” Mr Pepping said.
For further information, or to view a copy of the draft Development Control Plan Provisions document, visit the ‘What’s on Exhibition’ tab located at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au, the Moss Vale Civic Centre or Council’s Mittagong, Bowral, Moss Vale libraries or mobile library.
Submissions and feedback close 4.00pm Friday 21 April 2017.
Submissions should reference ‘Submission to Draft Development Control Plan Signage’ (File Number 5700) and can be made:
- via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- or in writing addressed to the General Manager – Wingecarribee Shire Council, PO Box 141, Moss Vale , 2577
Following the close of the exhibition period, all responses will be collated and included in a final report to be presented to Council.
For further information contact Council’s Acting Coordinator of Strategic Planning on phone (02) 4868 0888.