If you want to install a business sign or an awning over a public road, including the footpath, you'll need approval from your local council. You may also need a complying development certificate (CDC) if the sign or awning doesn't meet the prescribed development standards of the State Environment Planning Policy (SEPP).
Any person wishing to:
- install a sign/awning that will overhang any part of a road or footpath
- alter an existing street awning
- install a projecting wall sign
- install a freestanding pylon or directory board sign.
What you need
- your council's approval
- a complying development certificate (if applicable).
How to apply
- Check the eligibility requirements.
- Select 'Find your local council'.
- Different councils have different procedures, so follow the guidelines set out by your particular council.
- CDCs can be issued by either the council or a private accredited certifier.
- Maintenance of awnings and business signs are the responsibility of the business owner and may be subject to building inspection.
Last updated: 15 February 2022