Draft changes to outdoor signage on exhibition

8 September, 2020Posted in: Development
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from the community after councillors recently resolved that draft changes to signage provisions within Council’s Development Control Plans be placed on public exhibition.

Council’s Deputy General Manager, Corporate, Strategy and Development Services, Mark Pepping explained that the proposed amendments sought to clarify the use of public signage and introduce new controls on digital signage.

“In particular we’re proposing to amend our Development Control Plans to address the use of digital and electronic signs and those visible to the general public,” Mr Pepping said.

Digital signs are devices which use electronic technology, including Light Emitting Diodes (LED), to display bright, high quality electronic images.

Mr Pepping said these types of signs were 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 visually obtrusive and adversely impact on the amenity of our towns and villages,” he said.

“Part of the proposed changes to the Development Control Plan seek to regulate where, when and how these signs can be used,” Mr Pepping added.  “Controls have also been included around the content that can be advertised by commercial operators.”

“We encourage the community to view these draft amendments and make comment by the closing date.”

The Draft Signage Amendments can be viewed online at Council’s ‘What’s On Exhibition’ page at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/whats-on-public-exhibition.

Feedback can be made online at www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au/submission or in writing addressed to Wingecarribee Shire Council, PO Box 141 Moss Vale 2577 or alternatively by email at mail@wsc.nsw.gov.au.

The draft strategy will be on exhibition until Wednesday 30 September 2020.

All submissions and feedback should be received by the close of the exhibition period, at which time a final report considering feedback will be presented to Council.

For further information contact Council’s Strategic Land Use Planning Department on phone 4868 0888 or via email on mail@wsc.nsw.gov.au.