THE Launceston City Council may alter its planning scheme to regulate strip clubs in a move similar to that undertaken by the Hobart City Council.
Since 2009, strip clubs in the state's capital have been required to lodge a development application and are prohibited within 200 metres of a church, school, bed and breakfast, creche or playground.
Any signs must only use text and not feature images.
Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten said yesterday that he was ``more than happy to have a look at that and obviously talk to the aldermen to see what they feel and see if it's possible to change the planning scheme''.
Launceston's interim planning scheme does not list any requirement or conditions for adult entertainment venues.
Such venues are treated like any other commercial entity or licensed premises and no development application is required.
Alderman Danny Gibson said ``the precedent had been set by the Hobart City Council''.
At the council's Tuesday meeting, Alderman Gibson raised concerns about signage being used by a new ``gentlemen's club'' on Tamar Street, featuring a mirror image of a scantily clad woman.
``It's really hard on one hand to be celebrating that we are a family-friendly city and on the other hand welcoming those sort of explicit signs,'' Alderman Gibson said.
``That's not saying we need to block all forms of signage of that type but we need to be sensitive to our city and to the precinct in that area and what we are aiming to do in that area.''
The council recently released a masterplan for the nearby Willis Street car park proposing a large-scale residential development.
Launceston Showgirls owner Glenn Millhouse said his club had received good support from the community.
``I don't think the aldermen are doing themselves any favours,'' Mr Millhouse said.