Amendment C169: Advertising and club signage in open space reserves

Background

Council is committed to supporting local sporting clubs. As well as providing recreational and health benefits to the community, many club events also contribute to Moreland by creating a sense of community and a place to gather, socialise and connect. Council understands that sporting clubs need to appropriately advertise their club and the organisations that sponsor them.

Due to the existing planning scheme restrictions, the majority of existing signage surrounding sports grounds are in breach of the Moreland Planning Scheme. Currently all promotional signs are prohibited under the applicable 'Category 4' advertising controls of the Public Park and Recreation Zone in the Moreland Planning Scheme.

About Amendment C169

This amendment proposes to permit advertising signs by changing the advertising sign category of most sporting reserves to Category 1, and exempt major sporting grounds from requiring a planning permit for advertising signs.

All sporting reserves will still need a permit from Council Recreation Services. 

What do these proposed changes mean for sporting clubs?

Sporting reserves in Category 1

A permit from Council Recreation Services will be required for all signage within Sporting reserves in Category 1.

However, if a club wishes to display more than 8 square metres of signage, or the sporting reserve is in a Heritage Overlay, the club will need to apply for a planning permit, in addition to the permit from Council Recreation Services.

To view the draft guidelines for signs in open spaces, download the Draft Sporting Facilities, Grounds and Pavilions User Guide (PDF 975Kb) and refer to Section 5.7 of this document. 

Premier reserves

A permit from Council Recreation Services will be required for all signage within Premier reserves.

However, if the sporting reserve is in a Heritage Overlay, the club will need to apply for a planning permit, in addition to the permit from Council Recreation Services.

For a listing of the sporting reserves in Category 1, premier reserves, and reserves with a Heritage Overlay, download Amendment C169 Information brochure (PDF 596Kb).

Submissions to Amendment C169

Submissions closed on Friday 27 April 2018. Thank you to those who made a submission. Council considered submissions at their meeting on 13 June 2018.  At this meeting Council resolved to seek the appointment of an independent panel to consider submissions to the amendment.

View the agenda for the 13 June 2018 Council meeting which includes a report on the submissions.  Copies of the submissions received by Council can be viewed below:

Panel and Directions Hearing

Directions Hearing

A Directions Hearing will be held at the offices of Planning Panels Victoria, 1 Spring Street, Melbourne at 10am on the 9 August 2018.

Further information

For further information please phone Council’s Strategic Planning Team on 9240 1175 or email Strategic Planning.

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