Amendment C169: Advertising and club signage in open space reserves

Background

Council is committed to supporting local sporting clubs. As well as providing recreational and health benefits to the community, many club events also contribute to Moreland by creating a sense of community and a place to gather, socialise and connect. Council understands that sporting clubs need to appropriately advertise their club and the organisations that sponsor them.

Due to the existing planning scheme restrictions, the majority of existing signage surrounding sports grounds are in breach of the Moreland Planning Scheme. Currently all promotional signs are prohibited under the applicable 'Category 4' advertising controls of the Public Park and Recreation Zone in the Moreland Planning Scheme.

About Amendment C169

This amendment proposes to permit advertising signs by changing the advertising sign category of most sporting reserves to Category 1, and exempt major sporting grounds from requiring a planning permit for advertising signs.

All sporting reserves will still need a permit from Council Recreation Services. 

What do these proposed changes mean for sporting clubs?

Sporting reserves in Category 1

A permit from Council Recreation Services will be required for all signage within Sporting reserves in Category 1.

However, if a club wishes to display more than 8 square metres of signage, or the sporting reserve is in a Heritage Overlay, the club will need to apply for a planning permit, in addition to the permit from Council Recreation Services.

To view the draft guidelines for signs in open spaces, download the Draft Sporting Facilities, Grounds and Pavilions User Guide (PDF 975Kb) and refer to Section 5.7 of this document. 

Premier reserves

A permit from Council Recreation Services will be required for all signage within Premier reserves.

However, if the sporting reserve is in a Heritage Overlay, the club will need to apply for a planning permit, in addition to the permit from Council Recreation Services.

For a listing of the sporting reserves in Category 1, premier reserves, and reserves with a Heritage Overlay, download Amendment C169 Information brochure (PDF 596Kb).

Submissions to Amendment C169

Amendment C169 is now on public exhibition and you are welcome to make a written submission to Council to express
your views. You can make a submission by:

Email Council Strategic Planning
Please include “Submission to Amendment C169” in the subject line.

Post to:
Strategic Planning
Submission to Amendment C169
Moreland City Council
Locked Bag 10, Moreland VIC 3058

Submissions must be made in writing, giving your name and contact address and clearly stating the grounds on which the amendment is supported or opposed and indicating what changes (if any) should be made.

Submissions must be received by Friday 27 April 2018.

Further information

For further information please phone Council’s Strategic Planning Team on 9240 1175 or email Strategic Planning.

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