Proposed Signage Policy 2018

We are seeking feedback on the proposed Signage Policy 2018. This policy is a revised version of the existing Signs Bylaw 2015 in order to make the signage rules clearer.  

The main changes in the policy are:  

  • that local election signs comply with the same rules as national election signs,  
  • that existing national legislation is utilised to manage the content of signs  
  • to reduce the maximum height of footpath signs from 1.2 meters to one metre within six metres of an intersection or pedestrian crossings 

The move from managing and approving of signs under a bylaw to a policy requires the revocation of the existing Signs Bylaw 2015 and an amendment to the Public Places, Parks and Reserves Bylaw 2016.   

The Council considers that the combination of the policy and amended Public Places, Parks and Reserves Bylaw 2016 is the most appropriate way to address signage within public places and does not give rise to implications under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990.  

To submit your feedback, please complete the submission form online or email your thoughts to policysubmissions@whanganui.govt.nz  

Hard copies of the proposed policy, statement of proposal and submission form are available from the Councils Main Building, 101 Guyton Street, Davis Library, or Gonville Café Library.  

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