Planning application at 4 Arcadia Road Nelly Bay QLD 4819
Oct. 25, 2018, 1:33 a.m.
Dear Sir/Madam, I refer to the application to erect an illuminated sign on the roof of shop1, 4 Arcadia road, Nelly Bay. The proposal is to erect an illuminated and possibly flashing sign on the roof of a building adjacent to a major traffic intersection and at a height which clearly will have visual impact as shown with the artist impression within the application. I wish to object to this application on the grounds that it fails to meet the acceptable outcome of the Townsville City Plan 9.3.1 Advertising devices code. 220.127.116.11 Purpose (2) the purpose of the code will be achieved through the following: (a) advertising devices are compatible with the character of the local area and do not diminish visual amenity: and (b) advertising devices do not create a hazard to people or property, in particular pedestrians, cyclist and vehicular traffic. The positioning of the proposed sign fails to achieve this purpose.
Specifically: PO1 The type, location and design of the advertising devices do not diminish the character and amenity of the zone or precinct in which they are located. PO7 Advertising devices do not adversely impact on the visual amenity and locality, having regard to the following: (a) significant and unreasonable loss of views (e) impact on sight lines for vehicular access and egress. PO8 Advertising devices are subservient to, and not dominant over a building's appearance and are reasonably integrated with architectural features. PO9 Advertising devices do not pose a safety hazard.
This sign clearly will impact the visual amenity, is not subservient to the building and is inappropriate for the locality.
Regards, William Downey
This sign will provide a safety hazard as it will be a significant visual distraction for drivers entering the round-about.
From William Downey to local councillor Ann-Maree Greaney