Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Community gets their say on uses of cross street


Community gets their say on uses of cross street banners

Following a request to allow more commercial content in the banners flown across the streets of prominent city shopping centres, the Auckland City Council’s City Development Committee yesterday reviewed a report looking at possible policy criteria to address this on-going bylaw issue.

Prior to making a final decision in November, the committee has asked Community Boards for the local communities’ views on the appropriate uses of cross street banners across publicly owned land. “As it is the local residents who suffer the benefits and disbenefits of this type of signage the Committee felt it appropriate for the community to tell us what they want,” says Councillor Yates, Committee Chair.

Cross-street banners use public space to make a highly visual statement, and current policy is to approve banners if they display a community message. The report includes a number of options including whether some allowance be made for local commercial advertising, while protecting access to banner advertising by local not-for-profit organisations and Council.

The current contract with NetWork Visuals, Council’s approved event branding supplier, seeks to protect access for events deemed by Council to be of significant importance to the Auckland City region. This is by way of first option to use any site, as well as a right to require that installed banners are cleared.

“Although public consultation on the previous review of the signs bylaw did not indicate a desire for more commercial advertising throughout the city, it was felt that the matter of cross street banners required further consideration and the policy clarified,” says Juliet Yates.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news