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4D.3  Restricted Discretionary Activity Rules

Updated 2 December 2017

The erection of signs that do not comply with a Permitted Activity Rule is a Restricted Discretionary Activity.

4D.3.1 All Zones

In considering signs that do not comply with Rule 4D.2.1 – Temporary Signs (Excluding the Road Zone), 4D.2.2 – Temporary Signs (in relation to State Highways) and Rule 4D.2.3 – Permanent Signs (excluding Rule 4D.2.3.1 – Signs and Built Heritage) Council restricts the exercise of its discretion to the following matters:

  1. The Objective and Policies for signs;
  2. Whether the scale and design of the sign is compatible with the landscape character of the zone within which the sign is located;
  3. Whether the scale and design of the sign is compatible with the landscape character of any adjoining or adjacent sensitive zone;
  4. The impact of the sign on the amenity values of any adjoining or adjacent sensitive zone;
  5. The extent to which a sign is likely to give rise to a distraction to pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, or create situations which are hazardous or dangerous to the safe and efficient functioning of the transport network.

4D.3.2 Heritage

In considering activities that do no comply with Rule 4D.2.3.1 – Signs and Built Heritage the Council restricts the exercise of it its discretion to the following matters:

  1. Ensuring the design of the sign (including materials and lettering) and method of illumination is sympathetic to the heritage values of the building;
  2. Ensuring the methods of attaching the sign to the building minimize the potential for damage;
  3. Any recommendations of the Historic Places Trust where consultation with the Trust has occurred.

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building

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landscape character

sensitive zone

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transport network

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