Public exhibition for introducing new advertising signage design guidelines into Cardinia Planning Scheme

Published: 6 May 2021

New advertising signage design guidelines are on public exhibition for local businesses in Cardinia Shire.

The Advertising Signage Design Guidelines 2020 was adopted by Council on 17 February 2020. 

Council will now formalise this process by implementing the guidelines into the Cardinia Shire Planning Scheme.  

The implementation of the guidelines will: 

  • Encourage the development of signage which reflects and respects the context, having regard to built form height and massing, subdivision grain, landscape, road hierarchy, openness of the environment and heritage attributes.  
  • Protect the important view lines and vistas to key buildings, heritage and landscape qualities which are a highly valued part of the municipality.  
  • Manage transport corridors with a focus on maintaining road safety, visual order and avoiding clutter.  
  • Promote economic development and provide equitable identification and marketing of businesses in Cardinia Shire Council.  

The local policies will support decision making for the design and placement of signs that are appropriate for various forms of development and context, and to assist developers, building owners, building tenants, planning permit applicants and residents in understanding what type of signs are supported and are not supported in Cardinia Shire Council. 

For more information or to have your say about Council’s Advertising Signage Design Guidelines 2020, visit

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