A sign may not be attached or erected on a property within the Shire unless all necessary approvals have been obtained in accordance with the Scheme, Local Law and the provisions of this Policy. Signs that are exempt from the requirement to obtain planning approval are listed in the relevant Planning Schemes.
It is necessary for the Shire to approve signage as it allows for the safe guarding of visual amenity, ensures safety local thoroughfares and footpaths and sets standards which are applied to a range of signs. For example the types of signs that require a planning approval include but are not limited to:
- Bill posting
- Free standing signs (A-Frame)
- Illuminated signs
- Pennons (Flag signs)
- Pylon signs
- Wall panels
- Veranda Signs
Some signs are exempt under the Town Planning Schemes, for further information please click here to view the schemes. (SWEK town planning schemes)
If you wish to erect a sign, please complete a Signage Application Form, collate the required information and lodge with the Shire. Please note that applicable fees are provided on the attached form.
For further information, please contact the Shire’s Planning Department on (08) 9168 4100.
For information pertaining to road signage click here.