The following conditions apply to Election Signs in the Kingborough Municipal area.
Signs on Council land, as per Kingborough Council’s Roads, Parking and Stormwater By-Law:
DIVISION 4 – SIGNS
Signs on roads and footpaths
16 – (1) Unless authorised by a permit to do so, a person must not place, erect, construct or display or cause to be placed, erected, constructed or displayed a sign on a road. Penalty: Fine not exceeding 5 penalty units.
Election signs on private land, as per the Kingborough Interim Planning Scheme 2015:
An election sign is exempt from requiring a planning permit if the following conditions apply:
- A sign must not contain flashing lights, moving parts or moving or changing messages or graphics
- An illuminated sign must not be located within 30 metres of a residential use
- Signs must not obscure or prevent or delay a driver from seeing a Statutory Sign or a Tourist Information Sign
- Signs must not resemble Statutory Signs because of the same or similar shape, size, design, colour, letter size or lighting
- The sign is not being placed on a Heritage Place listed in the Historic Heritage Code or within a Heritage Precinct or Cultural Landscape Precinct
- The sign is not being placed on a property in the Utilities Zone
- The sign…
- has an area of face no more than 1m²,
- is displayed only between the issuing of a writ for an election and 7 days after the election, and
- does not encroach on any road or other public reservation.
Should the election sign not meet all of these conditions, a planning permit will be required. Please visit the Planning Process Page on Council’s website for information on lodging an application.