Council has compulsory environmental awareness sign for all building sites.
The requirement to erect and maintain the sign is a condition of all development applications that involve construction or building work, including new dwellings, unit developments, shop fit-outs, swimming pools and additions and alterations.
The sign must be erected in a conspicuous location on or adjacent to the property boundary so it is clearly visible to the public.
The sign aims to increase builders’ and sub-contractors’ awareness of their legal responsibilities to prevent water pollution, and at the same time increase public vigilance in reporting pollution incidents.
The sign can be obtained by presenting your development application receipt to Council's Customer Enquiry Counter at 282 King Street Newcastle or the Newcastle Master Builders Association at 165 Lambton Road, Broadmeadow.