INTERIM POLICY BRIEF:
Revised Policy Approved in Principle by the NCD Physical Planning Board at Meeting No. 07 & 08/2016, 13th December 2016.
The Policy provides guidelines in assessing applications for planning permission for all forms of advertising signage in the NCD.
With rapid growth and development over the years, the NCDC and the NCDPPB have faced increasing pressure from business houses to approve more billboards, often exceeding permitted sizes, throughout the city. The NCDC, as custodian of road and other reserves, has also entered into contractual arrangements with various parties to erect billboards on some reserves in the city. Furthermore, new and emerging technologies have brought about digital billboards and such new forms of illuminated and animated signage giving rise to issues such as the maximum permitted brightness of lighting types.
The Revised Policy intends to ensure that there is a balance between advertising opportunities and economic development, on the one hand, and the city’s visual form, traffic safety and environmental, social and cultural considerations.
POLICY UNDER REVIEW BY THE NCDC REGULATORY SERVICES - STRATEGIC PLANNING SECTION*
Errected signage in front of Somare Haus, Waigani City Centre, Port Moresby, National Capital District