Council seeking community feedback

30/06/2017 5:00 p.m.

Friday 30 June, 2017

Ashburton District Council is encouraging the community to provide feedback on the draft Advertising Signage in Public Places Bylaw and draft Significance and Engagement Policy, which are open for community consultation from today.

Council adopted the draft documents as well as three final polices and a bylaw at their meeting yesterday. The final documents are the Revenue and Financing; Property Holdings; and Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policies as well as the Cemeteries Bylaw which were open for community consultation until 21 May, 2017.

“Reviewing our bylaws and policies helps ensure they continue to best meet the district’s current and future needs. Input from the community helps this process and we welcome feedback from our community through consultation,” Community Relations Manager Vincie Billante says.

The draft Advertising Signage in Public Places Bylaw covers temporary signage such as real estate signs and signs advertising commercial premises. The bylaw aims to ensure signage does not cause an offence, pose any risk to health and safety or present a hazard.

The draft Significance and Engagement Policy aims to provide the community with greater clarity and certainty on Council’s consideration of significant issues. The policy also sets out when community engagement is likely to occur.

The final policies and bylaw adopted at the Council meeting, as well as the consultation documents for the draft Advertising Signage in Public Places Bylaw and the draft Significance and Engagement Policy, are available on the Council website.

Consultation documents are also available at locations around the district, including the Council building on Baring Square West. This list is available online.

Consultation closes Sunday 30 July, 2017.

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