Auckland Transport is proposing to make an Election Signs Bylaw to provide for a consistent set of controls for election signs and an integrated system of determining sites for the display of election signs across all of Auckland, for parliamentary and local authority elections.
The proposed bylaw sets out provisions to regulate election signs to be displayed on specified public sites, on vehicles and on private sites. This bylaw will replace a variety of provisions to the display of election signs that were put in place across Auckland by the previous legacy councils. The controls in the proposed bylaw will be similar to those in the legacy bylaws.
The main purpose of the bylaw is to ensure that safety issues are considered and amenity values are retained when candidates erect election signs. The aim is to provide certainty for candidates, political parties and the public by having a consistent set of controls for the display of election signs on public sites, private sites and on vehicles.
Read a copy of the statement of proposal (PDF 181kb)
Draft Auckland Transport Elections Signs Bylaw 2013 (PDF 238kb)
The submission period closed on 28 February 2013. A total of 19 submissions were received and 9 submitters wished to be heard. Copies of these are available below.
The hearing dates will be on 19 and 20 March 2013. The Hearings Panel will consider all verbal and written submissions made on the proposed bylaw and make recommendations on the proposed bylaw. It is intended that the recommendation report and the proposed Auckland Transport Election Signs Bylaw 2013 will be submitted to the Auckland Transport Board for approval in late May 2013. Should the Board approve the bylaw it will probably come into effect in early June.
Hearing agenda (PDF 903kb)
Submissions received on the proposed Auckland Transport Election Signs Bylaw 2013
Please find below the 19 submissions made on the draft Auckland Transport Election Signs Bylaw 2013. The submissions on the list of specified sites (highlighted in blue) will be considered separately from the proposed bylaw in April.
All submissions made by individuals (PDF 92kb)
All submissions made by organisations (PDF 308kb)
All submissions made by local boards (PDF 362kb)
Proposed election sign sites
The proposed bylaw does not contain a list of public sites for the display of election signs but allows for such sites to be specified by resolution.
This use of the resolution process will allow for flexibility to have additional sites added (or, if necessary, sites removed from the list) without the need to modify the bylaw.
Auckland Transport has identified sites that are likely to be proposed as the first set of sites to be resolved, based on sites previously specified, previously used without specification, and potentially appropriate sites in areas without a history of sites.
List of specified sites
Your comments are sought on the proposed bylaw and the proposed specific public sites.
Please note that submissions on the specifics of the proposed sites are a separate process from submissions on the proposed bylaw.
Make a submission on proposed election sign sites
We are still consulting on the list of proposed sites until 30 March 2013 and will review the list in April, with a view to create a new list of sites to be proposed for resolution, should the bylaw be made as currently drafted.
Privacy statement and publication of submissions
Auckland Transport needs to collect personal information (including names and contact details) about people making submissions to support the public consultation and decision-making process. Information supplied will be used for administration purposes, and for reporting to the Auckland Transport board of directors as part of the public consultation and decision-making process. You have the right to access and correct any personal information that you supply. In accordance with the Local Government Act 2002, all submissions that we receive will be made available to the public.
List of proposed election sign sites
If you have any questions or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us on (09) 355 3553 or email us.