State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008
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.