Murray River Council formally adopted a new Signage and Advertising Structure Policy at its ordinary meeting this week.
This is the first time council has introduced a signage structure policy, with the document providing direction on the allowable construction standards, dimensions and locations of any signage.
With the policy now in place, the guidelines will start to be enforced.
“From time-to-time we have issues raised with us around signage and structures that are either posing a risk to pedestrian access along streets or pose line-of-sight risks in relation to vehicle access and traffic movements,” Mayor Chris Bilkey said.
“This policy will now provide our compliance team with reference material to measure the performance and appropriateness of these items against any standards.”
“It’s also a handy guide for signage owners; covering off what is permittable and the ongoing requirements of maintaining the signage structure in a safe and tidy condition.”
The final policy will be available under the policy section of council’s website.