Why Development Application’s and Permits are required?
As a rule most new outdoor signage will require a development application or a council permit.
Street permits can be obtained quite easily through the local council which are required for working in public areas. If the signage is required near a street sometimes a traffic permit is required including traffic control. Each council has different requirements and Signgroup will assist for every project to ensure the correct permits are used to the project.
By law, these are required for application for all external signage proposals. If you are replacing an existing sign, sometimes there is no application required as it is on a ‘like for like’ basis. Mostly an application should be submitted to decide whether an application is required or not. Signgroup have several years of experience dealing with councils all over the country and understand all aspects of the process.
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The processes are usually lengthy and multiple documents are required for a development application. Depending on the project and location some of the documents are as follows: Block plans, safe work method statements, insurances, environmental tests, dial before you dig, police permits, traffic permits, traffic control, CAD Drawings, heritage council reports, building owners consent, construction certificates, waste management plans. There are many processes to follow and with an experienced manager these can be sped up significantly.
Using Signgroup for Development Applications and Permits
Through experience we understand the processes and complex information that is required for a full application. It is essential to plan an application months earlier before a deadline as these applications usually take longer than expected.
If you would like help with your signage project, contact us today for a free consultation, we are here to make the process as simple as possible.