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Chamber seeks business feedback on Changes to Planning Rules

Does this effect your business?

State Environmental Planning Policy No. 64 – Advertising and Signage (SEPP 64) sets out planning controls for advertising and signage in NSW. Changes were made in late 2017 to improve road safety and reduce driver distraction.

Changes in SEPP 64 include:

  • Banning advertisements on parked trailers on roads, road shoulders, footpaths and nature strips, excluding advertising associated with the primary use of the trailer, e.g. tradies trailer, and public authorities
  • Requiring consent for displaying signage on trailers parked on private land in view from roads, road shoulders, footpaths and nature strips
  • Allowing advertising in transport corridors permissible with consent from the Planning Minister or delegate, across NSW; and
  • Minor updates to clauses, terms and definitions.

The change to ban trailer advertising came into effect on 1 March 2018. All other changes came into effect on 29 November 2017.

More information on these changes can be found on the NSW Planning and Environment website here

Local business are encouraged to share how these changes impact their business with the Chamber by emailing your comments to