Temporary signs for electioneering purposes, provided that they comply with Building and District Plan requirements, may be erected without any formality.
The Waitaki District Council has delegated to the Planning Manager the authority to deal with temporary signs which do not comply with the requirements and which require resource consents:
Hoardings, Posters or Bills on posts, poles, fences or other surfaces in public places or on any Council property are prohibited. However, they may be placed on residential properties or in shop windows, with the owner’s consent.
Signs are permitted on private property subject to a range of conditions, including:
- The sign does not exceed 3 square metres in area.
- The sign is removed from the property the day before Election Day.
- Signs shall not be erected more than 2 months prior to the Election Day.
For more information please click on the election hoardings document link below.