After eleven months, illegal sign is deemed illegal by WCC

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A $30,000 sign installed at Lyndoch Living last year has been denied its permit application by the WCC planning unit.

Carol Altmann – The Terrier

Update: A $30,000 corporate sign installed at Lyndoch Living last year has been denied a permit by the Warrnambool City Council planning unit.

The 5m-long sign was installed on the side of the new Swinton Wing last November without a permit.

A permit was lodged retrospectively in December by consultants, Fastnet, on behalf of Lyndoch Living.

Several objections* were lodged in January on a number of grounds, including that the sign was double the 3sq/m area size permitted under planning laws for what is classified as a “sensitive” residential zone.

After nine months of back and forth with Fastnet, the WCC planning team has now rejected the sign on the grounds of its size.

The sign was also originally illuminated at night, until that was found to be flat out illegal under planning laws.

Lyndoch Living now has 60 days to appeal the decision to VCAT.

If there is no appeal, the sign must be removed.

*As an East Warrnambool resident, I was among the objectors.

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