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State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008
Historical version for 19 November 2014 to 31 December 2014 (accessed 2 April 2020 at 05:49) Current version
Part 2 Division 2
Division 2 Advertising and Signage Exempt Development Code
Subdivision 1 General requirements for advertising and signage
2.83   General requirements
(1)  To be exempt development under this code, development specified in this Division must:
(a)  have the consent in writing of the owner of the land on which the sign is to be located and, if the sign or part of the sign projects over adjoining land, the consent of the owner of the adjoining land, and
(b)  be approved under section 138 of the Roads Act 1993, if the sign or part of the sign projects over a public road, including a footway, and
(c)  not be carried out on or in relation to a building being used as restricted premises, and
(d)  not cover any mechanical ventilation inlets or outlets located on any building on which it is carried out, and
(e)  not obstruct or interfere with any traffic sign, and
(f)  not result in more than 3 business identification signs being constructed or installed in relation to a building if the building houses only one commercial tenant, and
(g)  not result in more than 6 business identification signs being constructed or installed in relation to any building, and
(h)  not result in more than one business identification sign being constructed or installed in relation to a home business, home industry or home occupation in a residential zone.
(2)  This clause does not affect any other requirement of this Policy in relation to exempt development.
Note.
 The Summary Offences Act 1988 regulates or prohibits certain business signs.
Subdivision 2 Building identification signs
2.84   Specified development
The construction or installation of a building identification sign on the facade of a building for the purpose of identifying or naming a building is development specified for the purposes of this code if it is not constructed or installed on a heritage item or draft heritage item, in a heritage conservation area or draft heritage conservation area.
2.85   Development standards
The standards specified for that development are that the development must:
(a)  have only one sign displayed on each street frontage, and
(b)  not be more than 2.5m2 in area, and
(c)  be mounted flat against an exterior wall or parapet and must not protrude more than 300mm from the face of the wall or parapet, and
(d)  not be located higher than:
(i)  the parapet or eaves of the building, or
(ii)  15m above ground level (existing),
whichever is the lower, and
(e)  not cover any window, door or architectural feature, and
(f)  be securely fixed to the building in accordance with:
(i)  AS/NZS 1170.0:2002, Structural design actions, Part 0:General principles, and
(ii)  AS/NZS 1170.2:2011, Structural design actions, Part 2:Wind actions, and
(g)  not include any advertising of goods, products or services, and
(h)  if the sign is illuminated:
(i)  have its means of illumination, including any associated cables, concealed or integrated within the frame of the sign, and
(ii)  not be animated, flashing or moving, and
(iii)  comply with AS 4282—1997, Control of the obtrusive effects of outdoor lighting, and
(i)  if the sign is on a building on land that is within a residential, rural or environment protection zone, or is within 50m of and faces toward land that is within one of those zones—only be illuminated:
(i)  if the hours of operation of the business identified on the sign have been approved—during those hours, or
(ii)  if the hours of operation of the business identified on the sign have not been approved—between 7.00 am and 10.00 pm on any day.
Subdivision 3 Wall signs
2.86   Specified development
The construction or installation of a business identification sign (including a business identification sign for a home business) that is flat mounted or painted on the exterior wall of an existing building, or on an existing boundary fence or wall, is development specified for the purposes of this code if it is not constructed or installed on a heritage item or draft heritage item, in a heritage conservation area or draft heritage conservation area.
2.87   Development standards
The standards specified for that development are that the development must:
(a)  not result in more than 4 business identification signs of this type for the building (which may refer to more than 1 business within the building) so long as only one sign is visible on each elevation of the building, and
(b)  be attached to the building in which the business identified in the sign is located, and
(c)  if it is a sign that is located in a residential, rural or environment protection zone:
(i)  for a sign for a home business, home industry or home occupation—not be more than 1m2 in area, and
(ii)  for a sign for any other use—not be more than 2.5m2 in area, and
(d)  if it is a sign that is located in a business zone or Zone RU5—not be more than 5m2 in area, and
(e)  if it is a sign that is located in an industrial zone:
(i)  not be more than 16m2 in area if the sign is a wall sign attached or fixed to a building (other than a wall sign referred to in subparagraph (ii)), or
(ii)  not be more than 20% of the surface area of the wall of the building if the sign is a wall sign painted or applied by adhesive material on a building, and
(f)  not project beyond the parapet or eaves of the building to which it is attached, and
(g)  not be more than 2.5m above ground level (existing) in a residential zone, and not be more than 8m above ground level (existing) in any other zone, and
(h)  not cover any window, door or architectural feature, and
(i)  be securely fixed to the building in accordance with:
(i)  AS/NZS 1170.0:2002, Structural design actions, Part 0: General principles, and
(ii)  AS/NZS 1170.2:2011, Structural design actions, Part 2: Wind actions, and
(j)  if the sign is illuminated:
(i)  have its means of illumination, including any associated cables, concealed or integrated within the frame of the sign, and
(ii)  not be animated, flashing or moving, and
(iii)  comply with AS 4282—1997, Control of the obtrusive effects of outdoor lighting, and
(k)  if the sign is on a building, fence or wall on land within a residential, rural or environment protection zone, or is within 50m of and faces toward land within one of those zones—only be illuminated:
(i)  if the hours of operation of the business identified on the sign have been approved—during those hours, or
(ii)  if the hours of operation of the business identified on the sign have not been approved—between 7.00 am and 10.00 pm on any day.
Subdivision 4 Fascia signs
2.88   Specified development
The construction or installation of a business identification sign on the existing fascia of the awning of a building is development specified for the purposes of this code.
2.89   Development standards
The standards specified for that development are that the development must:
(a)  be mounted flat and securely fixed to the fascia, and
(b)  involve a rigid signboard or a signboard within a rigid frame, and
(c)  not project below, above or beyond the sides of the fascia, and
(d)  be at least 600mm behind the alignment of any kerb within the adjacent road, and
(e)  not be illuminated.
Subdivision 5 Under awning signs
2.90   Specified development
The construction or installation of a business identification sign suspended below the existing awning of a building is development specified for the purposes of this code.
2.91   Development standards
The standards specified for that development are that the development must:
(a)  not result in more than one sign of this type for each ground floor tenancy, and
(b)  not be more than 1.5m2 in area, and
(c)  not be more than 2.5m in length, and
(d)  be erected with the lower edge at least 2.6m above ground level (existing), and
(e)  be suspended at right angles to the building, and
(f)  not project beyond the awning fascia, and
(g)  be securely fixed to the building in accordance with:
(i)  AS/NZS 1170.0:2002, Structural design actions, Part 0: General principles, and
(ii)  AS/NZS 1170.2:2011, Structural design actions, Part 2: Wind actions, and
(h)  if the sign is illuminated:
(i)  have its means of illumination, including any associated cables, concealed or integrated within the frame of the sign, and
(ii)  not be animated, flashing or moving, and
(iii)  comply with AS 4282—1997, Control of the obtrusive effects of outdoor lighting.
Subdivision 6 Top hamper signs
2.92   Specified development
The construction or installation of a business identification sign above a display window or attached to the transom of a doorway in an existing building is development specified for the purposes of this code if it is not constructed or installed on a heritage item or a draft heritage item.
2.93   Development standards
The standards specified for that development are that the development must:
(a)  not result in more than one sign of this type for each ground floor tenancy, and
(b)  not be more than 2.5m2 in area, and
(c)  not be more than 600mm in height, and
(d)  be erected with the lower edge at least 2.1m above ground level (existing), and
(e)  not project below the transom of any doorway, and
(f)  if constructed or installed in a heritage conservation area or in a draft heritage conservation area:
(i)  be fixed flush to the transom, and
(ii)  not project below the top of the doorway or display window, and
(iii)  not be externally illuminated, and
(g)  if the sign is illuminated:
(i)  have its means of illumination, including any associated cables, concealed or integrated within the frame of the sign, and
(ii)  not be animated, flashing or moving, and
comply with AS 4282—1997, Control of the obtrusive effects of outdoor lighting.
Subdivision 7 Window signs
2.94   Specified development
The construction or installation of a business identification sign inside any window of an existing building is development specified for the purposes of this code.
2.95   Development standards
The standards specified for that development are that the development must:
(a)  not cover more than 20% of the surface of the window in which it is displayed or 6m2, whichever is the lesser, and
(b)  not be illuminated, and
(c)  if it involves a sign advertising a home business, home industry or home occupation—not result in more than one sign per premises.
Subdivision 8 Replacement of identification signs
2.96   Specified development
The replacement of:
(a)  an existing building identification sign or the content of such a sign, or
(b)  an existing business identification sign or the content of such a sign,
is development specified for this code.
2.97   Development standards
The standards specified for that development are that the development must:
(a)  replace a lawful sign, and
(b)  not be greater in size than the sign that it replaces, and
(c)  not be a sign that is animated, flashing or illuminated, unless the sign it replaces is the subject of a development consent to be an illuminated sign, and
(d)  not involve any alteration to the structure or vessel on which the sign is displayed, and
(e)  not obstruct or interfere with traffic signs.
Subdivision 9 Internal signs
2.98   Specified development
The construction, installation or display of advertisements or signs within an area enclosed by a building (for example, a sports stadium or shopping centre) is development specified for the purposes of this code.
2.99   Development standards
The standards specified for that development are that the development must:
(a)  not be visible from any public place outside the site of the building concerned, and
(b)  be securely fixed and installed in accordance with:
(i)  AS/NZS 1170.0:2002, Structural design actions, Part 0: General principles, and
(ii)  AS/NZS 1170.2:2011, Structural design actions, Part 2: Wind actions.
Subdivision 10 Community notice and public information signs
2.100   Specified development
The construction or installation of a sign that provides information on, or advertises services or activities on a site for, a public or community institution or organisation is development specified for the purposes of this code.
2.101   Development standards
The standards specified for that development are that the development must:
(a)  not result in more than one sign facing any road frontage, and
(b)  not have a surface area of more than 3.5m2, and
(c)  not be higher than 5m above ground level (existing), and
(d)  be located wholly within the boundaries of the site, and
(e)  be securely fixed and installed in accordance with:
(i)  AS/NZS 1170.0:2002, Structural design actions, Part 0: General principles, and
(ii)  AS/NZS 1170.2:2011, Structural design actions, Part 2: Wind actions, and
(f)  if on the site of a heritage item or draft heritage item—not be attached to a building, and
(g)  not be illuminated.
Subdivision 11 Temporary event signs
2.102   Specified development
The construction or installation of a sign or banner that advertises a commercial, community or retail event or a private function (including sponsorship of the event or function) is development specified for the purposes of this code.
2.103   Development standards
The standards specified for that development are that the development must:
(a)  not result in more than one banner and one other type of temporary sign facing any road frontage, and
(b)  not have a surface area of more than 6m2, and
(c)  be located wholly within the boundaries of the property or, if attached to a building, fence or wall, not project more than 100mm from the building, fence or wall, and
(d)  not be higher than 5m above ground level (existing), and
(e)  not be permanently fixed to a building, fence or wall, and
(f)  if advertising a commercial or retail event—not be constructed or installed in a residential zone, and
(g)  not be illuminated, and
(h)  not be displayed earlier than 14 days before the event, and
(i)  be removed within 2 days after the event.
Subdivision 12 Real estate signs
2.104   Specified development
The construction or installation of a temporary sign to advertise real property for sale or rent, being a sign that is located on the property for sale or on the site of the property for sale, is development specified for the purposes of this code.
2.105   Development standards
(1)  The standards specified for that development are that the development must:
(a)  if it is advertising a parcel of land or one or more dwellings in a multi dwelling development with less than 10 dwellings:
(i)  not result in more than one sign for each parcel of land or dwelling (except that dwellings in the same ownership must be advertised on one sign), and
(ii)  not be more than 1.5m2 in area, and
(iii)  not be more than 3m above ground level (existing), and
(iv)  not be externally illuminated, and
(v)  if the development is advertising the sale or lease of a dwelling—be removed within 14 days after the sale or lease, and
(vi)  if the development is advertising the sale or lease of vacant land—be removed no later than the commencement of any construction on the land, and
(b)  in any other case—not result in more than one sign on any road frontage and each sign must:
(i)  not be more than 10m2 in area, and
(ii)  not be more than 5m above ground level (existing), and
(iii)  if the sign is more than 3.5m2 in area—be securely fixed and installed in accordance with:
(A)  AS/NZS 1170.0:2002, Structural design actions, Part 0: General principles, and
(B)  AS/NZS 1170.2:2011, Structural design actions, Part 2: Wind actions, and
(iv)  not be illuminated, and
(v)  if on the site of a heritage item or draft heritage item—not be attached to a building, and
(vi)  be removed within 14 days after the sale or lease of the property.
(2)  Despite subclause (1) (b), a sign that complies with the following development standards may be constructed or installed if the sign is advertising the sale of all the lots in a subdivision with more than 10 lots or all the dwellings in a multi dwelling development with 10 dwellings or more:
(a)  the sign must:
(i)  not be more than 10m2 in area, and
(ii)  not be more than 5m above ground level (existing), and
(iii)  if the sign is more than 3.5m2 in area—be securely fixed and installed in accordance with:
(A)  AS/NZS 1170.0:2002, Structural design actions, Part 0: General principles, and
(B)  AS/NZS 1170.2:2011, Structural design actions, Part 2: Wind actions,
(b)  the sign must be removed when 90% (rounded down to the nearest whole number) of the lots in the subdivision or dwellings in the multi dwelling development are sold or at the expiration of 2 years, whichever occurs first,
(c)  the sign may be additional to any sign permitted under subclause (1) (b), but only one such additional sign may be constructed or installed.
Subdivision 13 Election signs
2.106   Specified development
(1)  The display of any poster that contains electoral matter in relation to an election held under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 of the Commonwealth, the Parliamentary Electorates and Elections Act 1912 or the Local Government Act 1993 is development specified for the purposes of this code.
(2)  In this clause, electoral matter means:
(a)  any matter that is intended or calculated or likely to affect or is capable of affecting the result of an election or that is intended or calculated or likely to influence or is capable of influencing an elector in relation to the casting of his or her vote at an election, or
(b)  the name of a candidate at an election, the name of the party of any such candidate and the picture of any such candidate (including any photograph of the candidate and any drawing or printed matter that purports to depict any such candidate or to be a likeness or representation of any such candidate).
2.107   Development standards
The standards specified for that development are that the development must:
(a)  not be more than 0.8m2 in area, and
(b)  if on the site of a heritage item or draft heritage item—not be attached to a building, and
(c)  be displayed by or on behalf of a candidate at an election referred to in clause 2.106 or the party (if any) of any such candidate, and
(d)  be displayed in accordance with any relevant requirements of the Act under which the election is held, and
(e)  be displayed only during the following periods:
(i)  5 weeks immediately preceding the day on which the election is held,
(ii)  the day on which the election is held,
(iii)  1 week immediately following the day on which the election is held.