Construction Site Hoardings

The building code defines hoardings as 'structures alongside a public way providing side protection but no overhead protection'. They are required to secure work sites and provide for the adjacent safe passage of pedestrians.

people walking in front of a creative hoarding

Get creative and receive a waiver

Creative hoardings reinterpret construction hoardings by improving their look and feel so our city doesn't become visually dominated by fences and hoardings as we build. 

Normal hoardings can be transformed into creative hoardings at any time. Qualifying creative hoardings may be eligible for a waiver of Council's temporary use of legal road (TUOLR) fee of $16.50/m2 per month.

Two creative hoardings options are available:

  • custom
  • pre-designed.

Fee waiver conditions

  1. Temporary Use of Legal Road (TUOLR) waiver is capped at 12 months for the duration of the structure construction only.
    1. Waiver applied only once construction begins (no occupancy of legal road ahead of construction).
    2. Waiver ceases once fit-out begins.
  2. Waiver applied to maximum of one metre from the property line.
    1. Maintaining a minimum 2m of footpath.
    2. Further encroaching on the footpath is a cost to the contractor.
  3. Waiver stopped during lengthy pauses in construction (one month plus), during that time:
    1. Hoarding returned to boundary.
    2. Pavement repairs made (if required).
    3. Waiver re-evaluated when construction resumes.
  4. Waiver will continue within the 12 month cap as long public safety is appropriately managed.
    1. The waiver will be reconsidered if this is breached, e.g. craning over functioning footpaths; record of poor management of vehicles and materials entering and exiting site; civil construction issues like non-compliant service trenching, non-compliance on vehicle crossing construction, and excessive damage of assets.

Apply for a creative hoarding

  1. Read through the information provided above and on the custom or pre-designed hoardings pages. We outline our expectations, fee waiver conditions and offer handy tips for planning ahead, printing and installation.
  2. Send a completed temporary use of legal road application form to
  3. To apply for artwork approval, touch base with us before you begin by emailing We will discuss the process then ask you to email and attach the following:

Please allow 10 working days for the application and approval to be processed.

Once you've been approved and you've installed your hoarding we'll check it against what was proposed. If it still meets approval, the waiver will be applied.

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Custom hoardings

Guidelines and resources to help your design team create custom creative hoarding.

CCC CityHoardings Examples

Pre-designed hoardings

Choose from pre-designed artworks for your creative hoarding.

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Temporary Use of Legal Road (TUOLR)

If you plan to deliver a creative hoarding design you may be eligible for up to a 100% rebate on legal road fees.