City of Stirling cracks down on non-compliant real estate signs

One of the signs in Trigg. Photo: supplied
One of the signs in Trigg. Photo: supplied

ILLUMINATED signs continue to cause problems along the coast.

Real estate agency Realmark Coastal has been forced to remove property sale signs that were hooked up to electrical leads via the home.

The Stirling Times is aware of several signs on verges along West Coast Drive, including in Trigg and North Beach, that were designed to be lit up.

Long electrical cords ran from the signs, across the verge and into the homes.

City of Stirling community safety manager Laurie Crouch said it launched an investigation after it was made aware of the signage late last week.

“The City has made contact with the real estate agencies involved and the signs have now been removed,” he said.

“The issue of non-compliant portable signage is firmly on the City’s radar and will continue to be monitored and addressed by the City’s rangers and community safety team, through education and enforcement channels.

“The City has already seen a noticeable drop in the number of non-compliant signs and believes this trend will continue.”

Realmark Coastal has been contacted for comment.

Stirling council will consider adopting the Thoroughfares and Public Places Local Law, which seeks to tighten rules regarding portable ‘home open’ signs, at Tuesday’s meeting.

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