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Draft Changes to planning rules for outdoor advertising: SEPP 64

The NSW Government is seeking to further improve road safety by ensuring that State planning rules reflect and support proposed guideline changes on the use of advertising signs in transport corridors including major roads and railways.


Transport corridors include major roads or railway corridors, and land owned, occupied or managed by Roads and Maritime Services or Sydney Trains/NSW TrainLink.


As part of the changes most roadside trailer advertising will no longer be allowed.


Consultation is closed on the draft Advertising and Signage SEPP. Thank you to all who have taken the time to provide feedback on the draft during the exhibition period from 5 May 2017 to 30 June 2017.


The Department of Planning and Environment is now giving consideration to the feedback received and is working to finalise the Advertising and Signage SEPP.


In 2016 we received feedback on the Transport Corridor Outdoor Advertising and Signage Guidelines.


The proposed changes to State Environmental Planning Policy No. 64 – Advertising and Signage (SEPP 64) and Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (Regulation) are as follows: 

  • Banning trailer advertising on roads road shoulders footpaths and nature strips.
  • Council approval for parked trailer advertising on private land seen from roads, road shoulders, footpaths and nature strips.
  • Council can issue fines for trailer advertising on roads, road shoulders, footpaths and nature strips and private land without valid consent.
  • Repealing SEPP 64 Clause 16(4)(b) to allow transport corridor advertising with consent.


Councils will continue to decide if advertising is permitted on land outside transport corridors.


The draft documents that were on public exhibition can be accessed below:


View the EIE document

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Page last updated: 09/11/2017