Street awnings and business signs

Street awnings and business signs

Development standards 

Some business signs can be erected without development consent if they meet the prescribed development standards that are listed in the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008.

Altering existing street awnings and installing new awnings is also permitted under the SEPP where the development standards are satisfied and in line with Section 3: General provisons of the Sydney Development Control Plan 2012.

To install signage and awnings over a public road including footpaths you must apply to the City for approval. For awnings, you will also require a complying development certificate (CDC).

A CDC cannot be issued until the City has approved the signs or awnings to be installed or altered above a footpath.

Either the City or a private accredited certifier can issue a CDC. To have the City issue a CDC, complete and lodge an application.

Last updated: Friday, 17 October 2014