In response to the article “A fine time to get rid of signs” in the Geelong Advertiser (1 June 2019), the City provides the following clarification to supplement the City’s response to the Geelong Advertiser provided by email on 31 May 2019:
A permit has been issued for the use of commercial billboards on private property on the corner of Rossack Drive and Colac Road, Waurn Ponds and on Bellarine Highway, Leopold. The advertising concerning Ms Sarah Henderson which was displayed on these billboards complies with the permit conditions for use of the billboard. It is not correct to suggest otherwise.
The Greater Geelong Planning Scheme (Cl 52.05-10) provides that some political signs (typically smaller roadside signs displayed on private land) are exempt from requiring a permit if they meet certain guidelines including that the signs be removed within 14 days after an election. The City is advised that Ms Henderson removed all of these signs within the required time frame.