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Proposed Moreton Bay Regional Council Local Law No. 8 (Election Signs) 2019 and Moreton Bay Regional Council Subordinate Local Law No. 8 (Election Signs) 2019

Council is inviting further feedback on proposed changes to its regulation of election signs.

Council wants to understand whether the community has any concerns with the proposed changes.

Proposed Changes

Council has proposed to make Moreton Bay Regional Council Local Law No. 8 (Election Signs) 2019 and Moreton Bay Regional Council Subordinate Local Law No. 8 (Election Signs) 2019 (the “Proposed Local Laws”).

The Proposed Local Laws would introduce the following permanent changes if made without amendment:

  • Obliging candidates to set-back their election signs at least 20-metres from key “driver decision areas” (e.g. school zones, roundabouts, intersections etc.). There has previously been no setback for these areas
  • Strictly limiting the use of campaign signage to the six-week period prior to an election
  • Restricting the number of election signs that can be used during a campaign
    • 60 signs per candidate for Divisions 1-10
    • 120 signs per candidate for Divisions 11-12
    • 120 signs per state candidate
    • 200 signs per federal candidate
    • 300 signs per Mayoral candidate
  • Reducing the permissible size of signs on public land from 1.5m2 to 0.6m2 (600mm x 900mm)
  • Reducing the permissible size of signs on private land from 1.5m2 to either 1.08m2 (900mm x 1200mm) or 0.6m2 (600mm x 900mm)
  • Reducing the number of signs allowed at roadside stalls from six to three and they must be contained within a 9m radius of the stall
  • Election signs must be made of recyclable corrugated plastic, which we will encourage candidates to recycle locally.

We want your opinion on these potential changes, to ensure they reflect our community’s expectations.

Relevant documents

Have your say

Council is conducting community consultation on the Proposed Local Laws from 7 January 2019 to 4 February 2019.

You can make an online submission and provide your feedback by 5pm on 4 February 2019.

Written submissions can be lodged online, in person or via mail:

  • via email to
  • by post to PO Box 159 Caboolture Qld 4510
  • in person at Council's customer service centres located at Caboolture, Redcliffe, and Strathpine.

All submissions must be received by 5pm on 4 February 2019 stating:

  • the grounds of the submission; and
  • the facts and circumstances relied on in support of the grounds.
  • Hard copies of associated documents are also available for viewing at Council's customer service centres.

More information

For more information, contact Council.

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