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Signage plays a vital role for business and other organisations including the City of Mandurah to help identifying the location and what can be found at certain places. The over use of signage however can also reach a point where signs become ineffective as well as having a negative impact on the amenity of an area. Inappropriately located signs may also create a hazard to pedestrians and road users.

 

In order to ensure that signage is used to its best advantage, organisations, businesses and property owners are encouraged to keep signage to a minimum and focus more on providing short, distinct signage and branding through the use of limited number of words and suitable contrasting colours and text that make signs distinct and clearly legible. The use of street numbering on a building or on another structure at the property line or both, in clear and legible numbers is also strongly encouraged, as another means to assist the public in finding a property or place.

 

For all of the above reasons, the City has developed legislation to help control the placement of signs. Before installing a sign you must first ensure that you obtain the necessary approval, though it should be noted that there are some exemptions provided where an approval is not required. The main pieces of legislation that control signs within the City of Mandurah are:

Note: While a sign may be exempt from the need for a planning approval under the City's Town Planning Scheme, you may still require an approval under the Local Laws and a Building Licence may also need to be obtained.

 

Your sign application process

Because of the varied purpose of signs and different pieces of legislation, there are a number of different sections within the City who you will need to refer to in respect to your sign proposal.

 

Please see below to determine who you need to contact or send information to. It is recommended that you make contact with the relevant sections below if you are unsure.

Who To Contact In Respect To Sign Applications

SIGN TYPE APPLICATION TYPE CONTACT SECTION

On buildings

Planning Application (also refer to exemptions in Town Planning Scheme).

for structures.

 

Local Law Application (where exempt under TP Scheme but not exempt under Advertising Devices Policy)

Planning Services
9550-3748

Building Services 
9550-3749

 

Development Compliance
9550-3749

 

 

Pylon/ Monolith 

Planning Application for sign

 

 

for structure

Planning Services
9550-3748

 

Building Services 
9550-3749

 

Development

 
 Entrance statement

 

 Portable

 Local Law Application

Development Compliance
9550-3749

 

 

 Inflatable

 Planning Application

Development Compliance
9550-3749

 

 

 Blue street directional

Advertising Devices Policy Application

Development Compliance
9550-3749

 

Brown street directional

Advertising Devices Policy Application

Development Compliance
9550-3749

 

 Banner

Booking to be made as appropriate:

Commercial Signs
- Fremantle Rd

Community interest
- Fremantle Road
- Pinjarra Road
- Performing Arts Centre
Hire Application

Mandurah Ocean Marina

 

Chamber of Commerce  9581-3693

 

Strategy & Marketing

9550-3777 

 

Marina Management
9550-3707

 

 Public Interest

Advertising Devices Policy Application or request in writing

Ranger Services
9550-3630

 

 Building construction and property sale

Local Law Application

 

 

for structure

Planning Services
9550-3748

 

Building Services 
9550-3749

 

 

 At sporting venues  

Local Law Application

 

for structures

Planning Services
9550-3748

 

Building Services 
9550-3749

Internal oval facing signs  

Recreation Services
9550-3601

 

 Local seafood

Local Law Application

Development Compliance
9550-3749

 

 

 Illuminated street

Only in respect to the private business advertising portion.

Development Compliance
9550-3749

 

 
 

Public Spaces

Contact Landscape Services for further information

Landscape Services

9550-3777

Variable Message Boards

Variable Message Boards

Restricted Use - Traffic signals only

Development Compliance

9550 3749