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Election Signage Information for Candidates

The following is provided for the information of candidates in the 2020 local government election for Southern Downs Regional Council.  The prescribed requirements for signage are contained in Subordinate Local Law 1.4 and summarised in the Election Signs fact sheet. 

Please contact Council on 1300 697 372 should you require further information.

Any election signage with a face area exceeding 1m2 must be approved either under a development permit, or by Council in accordance with Subordinate Local Law 1.4 (Installation of Advertising Devices) 2011.  This includes election signs on vehicles.  Any election sign with a face area exceeding 1m2 displayed on a vehicle requires approval by Council.  Application for Approval must be submitted to Council using the form below.

It must also be noted that in accordance with Council's local laws, a vehicle displaying election signage must not be parked on a public place under the control of Council.  This includes Council car parks, but does not include parking areas (designated or otherwise) on roads.  A vehicle displaying an election sign on a road must be parked in accordance with the requirement of the Queensland road rules.

Election Signs Fact Sheet (PDF 336.5KB)

Subordinate Local Law 1.4 (PDF 337KB)

Media Releases

Regulations regarding election signage - 5 February 2020

 

Application for Approval of Election Signs on Vehicles

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