Draft Signage Bylaw

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Issued: 18 May 2020.​
Submissions close: Monday 22 June 2020 at 5pm.​

​​What is being proposed?

Grey District Council currently has in place two bylaws that relate to signage in the Grey District:

  • Model General Bylaw- Control of Advertising Signs (NZS 9201:Part 8:1999)

  • Street Signage Bylaw​

It is proposed to amend and update both bylaws and combine these into one Signage Bylaw for the Grey District. 

Why is this being proposed? 

As part of the review of the Model General B​ylaws recently undertaken, it was considered the current Model General Bylaw - Control of Advertising Signs (NZS 9201:Part 8:1999) was no longer fit for purpose and required a number of amendments to bring it in line with the Grey District Plan.  

Council, in 2018, also adopted the Street Signage Bylaw, meaning the Grey District has two bylaws relating to signage.  This could cause confusion for end users who are required to determine whether the signage they require meets Council guidelines. 

Combining the separate signage bylaws is proposed in order to have one thorough bylaw covering all aspects of signage in the Grey District.  This will mean that all signage size, condition, placement and number of allowed signs will be regulated under one bylaw.

What are the options? 

There are two options.  

OPTION ONE: That Council accepts and adopts the Signage Bylaw for public consultation. ​

  • Signage size, condition, placement, and number of allowed signs still be contained in one Bylaw with regulations of Street Signage, causing less confusion for the end user.
  • ​​​The amendments included in the Signage Bylaw are consistent with the current Grey District Plan.
  • ​Nil.

​This is Council's preferred option. 

OPTION TWO: Status Quo - Council re-adopts the Grey District Council Control of Advertising Signs Bylaw as consulted on, as the unamended current Model General Bylaw - Control of Advertising Signs (NZS 9201:Part 8:1999).   

Do not adopt the proposed Signage Bylaw and continue with the existing two bylaws, ie Model General Bylaw – Control of Advertising Signs (NZS 9201:Part 8:1999) and the Street Signage Bylaw.

  • ​Nil​​​

  • ​Does not meet Council's obligations under the Long Term Plan 2018-2028 for sustainable management of the environment, or the purpose of Local Government in providing efficient, effective , and appropriate regulatory functions.​
  • ​The Model General Bylaw - Control of Advertising Signs (NZS 9201:Part 8:1999) is no longer fit for purpose and contains clauses that are inconsistent with the District Plan.
  • ​​​The Street Signage Bylaw remains as a separate bylaw and therefore could be considered confusing for the end user. 

​How to have your say 

Residents are strongly encouraged to have a say. Please take the time to read all bylaws, current and proposed, and have your say today. 

All submissions must be in writing. We will accept submissions in the following format: ​
  • Council submission form – online or paper
  • Email to submissions@greydc.govt.nz
  • Written submissions posted to Grey District Council, PO Box 382, Greymouth or hand-delivered to 105 Tainui Street, Greymouth​
You are welcome to address Council in person on your submission – if you wish to do this, please clearly indicate this in your submission. Council will hear and consider submissions at a meeting after the close-off date. 

Every submission made to the Council will be acknowledged in accordance with the Local Government Act 2002, copied and made available to the public. 

Submissions close at 5pm on Monday 22 June 2020. 

​Documents ​

​​​​Draft Signage Bylaw (PDF, 299KB)
Street Signage Bylaw (PDF, 187KB)​
Pt8-1999_Signs (PDF, 244KB)​​​​
Summary of proposal (hard copy of above information) (PDF, 422KB)

Do you wish to speak at the Council meeting in support of your submission?
Do you agree that Council accepts and adopts the Signage Bylaw for public consultation?
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