Shoalhaven City Council is advising businesses that rangers will be enforcing new state government laws banning advertising and signage on trailers in transport corridors.
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The law will come into effect on February 28.
Penalties for these offences start at $1500 per trailer or sign.
A local tradesman who does roof restorations, and advertises his business on a roadside sign at Bomaderry is frustrated with the change in legislation.
“I get two or three calls a week thanks to the sign,” he said.
“I can’t understand why they’re doing this.
“We’re just trying to make a living, it seems they’re trying to shut us down.”
The impact on local business could be significant.
There are at least a dozen businesses that use a similar approach to advertise along the Princes Highway from Bomaderry to South Nowra.
Any person contemplating leaving signage on a roadway or on public land is advised to obtain the prior consent of not only council, but the land owner.
Visit the NSW government’s planning department website for more information.
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