The Hoarding Policy (HP) prescribes the policy to control the placement of temporary structures on or above a public road. The HP is considered in the assessment of applications lodged by applicants seeking approval to erect a temporary structure on or above Council’s infrastructure such as footways and roadways to enable construction or maintenance activity to occur on or around buildings.
The display of artwork, graphics and images on temporary structures is strongly encouraged. In certain circumstances this is mandatory. This minimises adverse impacts, adds visual interest and increases the presence of creativity in the streetscape. Artwork and graphics also discourage graffiti and bill poster attachment by eliminating blank surfaces.
As temporary structures are placed on land owned by the Council, the Council reserves the right to require an applicant to display specific artwork and community information about Council initiatives. This includes major projects, special events, festivals and other initiatives undertaken by the Council from time-to-time.
The Council is in the process of developing generic artwork that can be supplied to the applicant for use. Site-specific high quality artwork commissioned by the applicant will add visual interest in the streetscape and appropriate for the locality. Applicants must discuss this proposal with Council prior to commissioning the design.
For works associated with heritage items, historic images of the building or local streetscape or photographs from the Council’s image bank may be used as the graphic display. The display of historic images may also be required for temporary structures located in heritage conservation areas. Historic locality and site specific images are available through the Council’s image bank
Hoarding Policy - June 2021(PDF, 941KB)
Please see Burwood Council’s Public Art to view current hoarding artworks and historical images available for use by hoarding applicants.