April 10 Government
The Easter weekend saw a crackdown on illegal signage across the Gold Coast, with council officials going around removing a raft of illegally placed signs.
Warnings have been issued by the city against the council election candidates who have yet again ignored the signage regulations.
The regulations state that Election signs cannot be placed on any form of public property, including but not limited to round a bouts, traffic islands, power poles, street posts, street signs or footpaths bordering roads.
The regulations do however allow signs to be posted on private property, being privately owned land or fences, with the consent of the owner of said property.
However, unlike with normal illegally placed signs, the candidates will receive their signs back to rehang with only the warnings they are issued. Normal offenders are generally issued a fine upon being identified and the signs confiscated, often for good.
Many of the shop keepers and general public agree this is unfair and that the offending council and political candidates, regardless of the position they are campaigning for.
They should at least pay a reasonable fine for the offense, as they of all people should know the regulations and set an example by abiding them.
crackdown on illegal signage across the Gold Coast
crackdown on illegal signage across the Gold Coast, agree this is unfair and that the offending council and political candidates, should at least pay a reasonable fine for the offense,