Pollution Signs

City of Newcastle 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. It 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 CN's Customer Enquiry Counter, Wallsend library or the Newcastle Master Builders Association located at 165 Lambton Road, Broadmeadow.