As federal election signs start to appear across the Region, Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is reminding candidates to observe the Local Laws related to the placement of election signs.

Before the formal announcement of an election period, election signage is assessed as an advertising device under Subordinate Local Law 1.4 (Installation of Advertising Devices) 2020.

Where the prescribed criteria and the general conditions set out in Subordinate Local Law 1.4 are not able to be met, approval must be sought from Council before erecting the signage.

If permission has not been given, it is deemed to be unlawful. Signs may be seized and penalties issued by an authorised person.

At the start of an election period, signage is allowable within the requirements set out in 2.23 Election Signs Policy.

Election signs must not pose a hazard to pedestrian or vehicle traffic or affect the amenity of an area.

For more information, visit www.tr.qld.gov.au/locallaws or contact Council on 131 872.