VCAT backs council decision on billboard

By Simon Ruppert

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has upheld a Benalla Rural City Council decision to deny planning permission for a large billboard on Griffith Lane.

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The hearing found that the site was currently an open landscape where a major promotion sign would appear visually dominant; and that the addition of a sign, such as the one proposed, would compromise future planing for industrial developments on the west side of Benalla.