Get approval for hoardings and scaffolding on or above a public road
Permissions is required before temporary structures are set up.
Project Status: When you need to do this
Construction works: End of year exclusion zones
Due to extended retail trading hours, school holidays and increased pedestrian traffic across the City of Sydney local area over the Christmas and New Year period there will be limited construction approvals.
Construction work approvals including crane licences, temporary works permits, road opening permits and hoarding works will be limited from 7 December 2020 to 2 January 2021.
All applications submitted will be treated on a case by case basis but are not guaranteed.
What you need to do
Download and complete the form
Ensure that all fields have been filled in correctly.
Be sure to read about the different types of structures, the technical requirements for their design, installation and maintenance, and the fees and bonds that apply. These are provided below.
Lodge the form
Email the application form only to [email protected].
We'll contact you for the supporting documents and payment of the application fee.
Before you start
Read the policy and guidelines
Detailed technical requirements for their design, installation and maintenance.
Read about design requirements, fees and advice
We require the use of creative graphics on temporary structures in high traffic areas.
There are currently 3 options for installing artwork on eligible hoardings.
- Bespoke. You may create or commission your own site-specific artwork. Designs will require our approval and an image of your proposed design must be lodged with your application.
- Historic images. Temporary structures surrounding heritage-listed sites or in areas of heritage significance are required to display historic images of the locality. To help you meet this requirement, we have developed a design template and can supply photographs.
- Site Works. We called for artists and designers from across the nation to propose artworks for display on hoardings. We selected and licensed 10 artworks. These are available to use on eligible hoardings free of charge. In some cases we may require these artworks to be used.
Where hoardings and/or scaffolding are erected on public land including roads and footpaths, we reserve the right to display community information about major projects, festivals and special events. You'll be advised during the application process if we intend to exercise this right.