Inner West Council, has designated sites in high profile and visible locations across the LGA for community groups to book banners. Eligible community organisations include schools within the Inner West Council. This service may be used for important events, information and campaigns that are relevant to the Inner West Council.
Council has three banner sites in high profile and visible locations across the Inner West Council, Leichhardt area for approved use by Council, local organisations and community groups. Inner West Council, Leichhardt area includes: Annandale, Balmain, Balmain East, Birchgrove, Leichhardt, Lilyfield, Rozelle and a small part of Camperdown. Organisations or groups can apply for a maximum of two banner sites per annum.
The aims of the program are to:
- provide promotional support for activities aligned with Council’s strategic plans
- keep the community informed about Council programs and other local activities
- prioritise a scare resource for use by Council, local organisations and community groups.
This program assists Council and the community to achieve shared objectives outlined in Council’s Strategic Plans and is guided by the Leichhardt Grants and Community Resourcing Policy (PDF 1.6MB)
Applicants booking a Council banner site must be:
- from Council OR
- an incorporated not-for-profit organisation based in or servicing the local area OR
- a community group based in the local area OR
- a local public school promoting their annual school open day
- be promoting an activity principally for the benefit of residents of the Inner West Council, Leichhardt area.
- have no outstanding debts to Inner West Council.
Who cannot apply?
Council will not accept bookings from or for:
- commercial organisations/sole traders
- political parties or activities that are overtly political in nature
- religious services or activities that are overtly religious in nature
- schools or tertiary institutions (apart from where specified above)
- state or federal government agencies/departments.
Banner sites are located at:
- Norton Plaza, Norton St, Leichhardt
- Sackville Hotel, Darling St, Rozelle
- Victoria Rd, Rozelle (amenities block).
Current Fees & Charges.
Double-sided banner $598.50 (including GST)
- Norton Plaza, Norton Street, Leichhardt
- Sackville Hotel, Darling Street, Rozelle.
Single-sided banner $308 (including GST)
Organisations or groups eligible to book a street banner may be eligible for reduced fees or a fee waiver. Find out about Reduced Fee Waivers
A banner site can be booked for a three-week period as per Council’s established booking schedule, that is, your booking must be made on dates that conform to Council’s scheduled banner change-over dates. Banners are rotated on a three-weekly cycle commencing on change-over days starting on a Tuesday and finishing on a Monday.
Banner Bookings are made on an annual basis. Regular bookings for the next calendar year will be considered once bookings are opened for regular bookings in early August of each year. Casual bookings for the next calendar year will be accepted once bookings are opened to the public in early September of each year.
A banner site can only be booked for a three-week period as per Council’s established booking schedule, that is, your booking must be made on dates that conform to Council’s scheduled banner change-over dates. Banners are rotated on a three-weekly cycle commencing on change-over days starting on a Tuesday and finishing on a Monday. *Please note change over days may slightly vary, due to weather and or staffing conditions etc.
Organisations or groups can apply for a maximum of two banner sites per annum. Organisations or groups cannot have two banners up at any one time. Bookings will only be accepted from eligible organisations or groups as listed in these guidelines. Banner bookings from ineligible groups will not be processed.
Council bookings will have priority on all banner sites. Council reserves the right to cancel any banner space booking made by organisations or groups, noting that Council will endeavour to provide a minimum of six weeks notice assist in finding an alternative banner site wherever possible refund fees paid for the banner booking should a site not be located.
Political and commercial advertising will not be permitted on the banner sites. However, a sponsor’s logo can be placed on a banner by a community group or Council however the sponsor’s logo/details should not be the main focus of the banner design.
The banner must be made according to the design and dimensions that are set out below. Failure to comply with this will mean the banner cannot be erected and a refund will not be processed. Banner specifications are as follows:
- Height – 900mm (0.9m) x Length – 9000mm (9.0m)
- The banner must include reinforced metal eyelets to allow for a maximum of 20mm rope or shackles required at each corner and at one metre spacing top and bottom of the banner (see diagram above).
- The banner must include several air holes cut into the banner to ensure adequate air flow through the banner (see diagram of banner dimensions as an example)
- Reinforced rope must be supplied and sewn into the entire length of the top and bottom of the banner to ensure that it can withstand potential adverse weather conditions.
A previously-used banner supplied to Council to be erected must be as shown in the specifications above and be in a good, strong condition, that is, not fraying or splitting. If a banner is supplied to Council in a poor condition (frayed or split) and it is considered unsafe, it will not be erected and a refund will not be processed.
Weather and other constraints
Although all effort will be made to ensure the banner is erected and removed for the time approved, in some situations, this will not be possible due to factors beyond Council’s control such as adverse weather conditions. In such cases, the banner will be erected and/or removed as soon as possible within one week of the allocated time period. Should Council be unable to fulfil this, a refund will be processed.
The placement of a banner on Council’s banner sites is at the organisation’s or group’s own risk. Council takes all due care in erecting a banner but is not responsible should the banner be vandalised or damaged, affected by high winds or adverse weather conditions such as lightning. An organisation or group may seek necessary insurance cover for such conditions at their own expense.
Council has the right to decline placement of a banner and/or remove a banner if the banner is not supplied as per specifications not compliant with the conditions outlined considered a community safety risk (as per Work Health and Safety legislation) prior to or once erected.
It is not the responsibility of Council to untangle erected banners. Requests to do so will not be considered by Council.
Please contact Community Engagement Officer 9367 9047
Cancelling a booking
Bookings cancelled with more than four weeks notice in writing will receive a full refund. Cancellations made within four weeks from the start date will not receive a refund due to equipment being hired by Council.
How are banners to be collected?
A banner will be available for collection a week after the last date of display. As Council storage is limited, organisations and groups are requested to collect banners promptly, that is, within two weeks after the last date of display. Continued storage of banners cannot be guaranteed. Please contact Council to arrange collection.
Community Engagement Officer
PO Box 45
Leichhardt NSW 2040
Community Engagement Officer
7–15 Wetherill Street
Leichhardt NSW 2040
8.30am – 5.00pm
For further questions about the guidelines or information above and how to apply, please contact the Community Engagement Officer.