Roadside signs can be booked by community groups to promote local community events
Roadside signs can be booked by community groups to promote local community events. Bookings at each location are subject to availability and are on a first come, first served basis. Both frames and sites book out quickly so we recommend early bookings.
If the community could benefit from knowing about your event, you can apply to advertise your event in public roadside sign locations.
Where are the roadside sign sites?
We have locations throughout the city where you can book a roadside sign space. A selection of these are “permanent” metal frames that you can attach your sign to, and the remainder are “site only” (i.e. designated empty spaces) where you must install your own wooden frame/post and sign.
You can find a list of all sign locations as well as a site map alongside the terms and conditions in the PDF below.
What size road sign can I install?
The existing permanent frames are pre-set metal frames to attach your sign to. They are numbered F1 to F18 on the following map.
Frames F1 to F10 are 900mm high x 1800mm wide
Frames F11 to F18 are 1200mm high x 2400mm wide
The sign attached to either size metal frame can be no larger than 1200mm high x 2400mm wide.
General election signs
Council approval is required to erect election signs in public places. Locations identified in our local elections policy maps are deemed approved. Other locations are not encouraged but can be submitted for approval.
For sign installation outside the pre-approved locations, the installer must complete a beforeUdig check to avoid damaing underground services (e.g. water pipes).
General Election Signage requires council approval
Council approval is required to erect local election signs in public places.
Local election signs
Council approval is required to erect local election signs in public places. When erecting local election signs on private property the temporary signs provision applies (Rule 4D.2.1).
Signs may be any size, however, the location may be controlled where a sign qualifies as a building (over two metres in height) or requires a building consent.
Election signage is permitted in open space zones only where it is provided for under policies on reserve signage.