Porirua City Council is reviewing the General Bylaw and proposing a new bylaw – the Signs Bylaw 2020. We aim to manage signs within our City so they do not impact on safety, cause a nuisance or have a negative impact on how our City looks.
We have added new definitions while others have been reviewed or updated. For example, we have added “Temporary Signs” and “Roadside Advertising” to accommodate election advertising located within road boundaries and located on private property near intersections. We have also amended the definition of “Free standing signage” by reducing the height limit from 6m to 4m.
We’ve provided clarity over rules and how the bylaw is applied. For example, There were some rules that were potentially confusing and difficult to enforce. We believe that simple rules make compliance easier to achieve, so the proposed bylaw seeks to provide clarity over:
have up dated the bylaw by
adding signs as a permitted activity in public places provided it complies with
We have provided transitional provisions to enable existing permissions to continue where there have been no issues to avoid unnecessary disruption to our customers.
We have added new provisions for signs and smokefree public places.
The Council is keen to know what people think about the proposed Signs Bylaw. Submissions are invited from 9 March 2020 to 5 April 2020. All submissions are due to the Council by 5pm 5 April 2020.
make a submission, you can:
Please include your name and contact details and let us know if you would like to attend a hearing to speak in support of your submission (so that we can allocate you a speaking time).
The hearing will be held on 23 April 2020.
All submissions are public information. This supports our drive to be as transparent as possible, but, if there are any personal details you don’t want made public, please let us know.
More information about the bylaw can be found on our website on the following link poriruacity.govt.nz/your-council/getting-involved/public-consultation/ or by contacting Sui Moe at Porirua City Council on 04 237 1412, or email email@example.com, or write to us with your enquiry to Porirua City Council, P.O. Box 50218, Porirua, 5240.