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Advertising signage

Persons wishing to erect an Advertising Sign in the Tweed should obtain a copy of Development Control Plan Section A4 - Advertising Signs Code (272kB PDF). Some signage requires development approval. To determine if a development application is required contact Council's Development Assesment Unit on 1300 292 872 or (02) 6670 2400.

Road and Street Signage

For information in regards to road signage please see Roads and Bridges .

Bus Shelter Advertising/Signage

For information in regards to bus shelter advertising please see Public Transport and Bus Shelters .

Political Signage

Political Advertising Signage on Private Property

At the 5 February 2015 Planning Committee Meeting, Council resolved the following:

A. Council rescind the resolution (Minute No. 294) made at its meeting of 16 May, 2013 as follows:

"1. The two instances of electoral signage noted in this report are unauthorised and require removal until such time that development consent is obtained. The owners of the gates and shop are to be advised accordingly.

2. Communication is to be developed in order to highlight all statutory requirements in relation to signage for all upcoming elections.

3. No signs allowed in Council's road reserves, either freestanding pole signs, or those affixed to trees or street furniture.

4. Signs will be permitted (a maximum of one sign per property) without Council development consent on a temporary basis, provided that they are no greater in area than 8,000 square centimetres, are located on private property, are non-illuminated or flashing, and are erected within 28 days before, and removed 14 days after the day of a Federal, State or Local Government Election.

5. All other promotional activities of candidates on Council controlled land are to comply with the Parliamentary Electorate and Election Act 1912.

6. Any signs that do not comply with the above rules will be impounded by Council officers and will be the subject of a Council fee for retrieval.”

B. Council adopt the following for Electoral Signage:

1. The display of any poster that contains electoral matter in relation to an election must comply with the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying development Codes) 2008 Subdivision 13 - Election signs

2. No signs allowed in Council's road reserves, either freestanding pole signs, or those affixed to trees or street furniture.

3. All other promotional activities of candidates on Council controlled land are to comply with the Parliamentary Electorate and Election Act 1912.

4. Any signs that do not comply with the above rules may be impounded by Council officers and will be the subject of a Council fee for retrieval.

C. Official Candidates for the 2015 NSW State Election for the Tweed and Lismore electorates be notified of the Items in 'B' above.

In respect of the 2015 NSW State Government Elections, Council officers will be undertaking the following program of compliance and monitoring:

  • Signs other than standard-sized corflute signs with appropriate content, or that are in a a dangerous location, will be removed from public property by Council officers.
  • All signage connected to power poles will be reported to Essential Energy for their attention and action.
  • Complaints about signs on public property and not in a dangerous location will be referred to the campaign office of the respective candidate for their intention and action and the candidates will be reminded of their legal obligations.
  • Any signs remaining one week after the election will be removed and impounded.
Last Updated: 06 March 2015