A CONTROVERSIAL sign adorning Launceston's new strip club will remain on show.
The sign of Launceston Show Girls recently drew the ire of Launceston alderman Danny Gibson who campaigned to have it changed, saying it was explicit and out of step with the city's family friendly status.
But Launceston City Council general manager Robert Dobrzynski said the council did not require a permit for the sign to be installed as it was done so with an existing frame.
"The planning scheme does not regulate the content of signs," he said.
"There is a very similar sign in Hobart's CBD, and indeed in cities around the world, so from a planning perspective, it's case closed."
Launceston Show Girls licensee Glenn Millhouse said the women in the business's sign were more clothed than images in lingerie shops.
The venue opened for the first time on Wednesday night to about 100 VIP guests and Mr Millhouse said the night was pleasant and incident-free.
It was officially opened to the public last night.
Alderman Gibson said he would be looking at what changes could be made to Launceston's planning scheme to prevent any more sexualised signing being set up in future.
"I know there are other signs around CBD businesses that are similar to this one," he said.
"But they are selling underwear, bathers or other clothing. They are not selling women."