Leichhardt Council has designated 4 sites in high profile and visible locations across the LGA for community groups to book banners, free of charge. Eligible community organisations include schools within the Leichhardt Municipality, community groups, not for profit organisations or charities. This service may be used for important events, information and campaigns that are relevant to the Leichhardt LGA.
To ensure all groups have equal access to banner space sites, bookings can only be made at 2 separate sites at any one time, with a maximum of 3 weeks display time at each site. Further, bookings can be made up to a maximum of 6 months in advance of the desired booking dates.
Council has four banner sites in high profile and visible locations across the Leichhardt Local Government Area (LGA) for approved use by Council, local organisations and community groups. Leichhardt Local Government Area (LGA) 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 (from July to June).
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 291.7KB).
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 Leichhardt LGA
- have no outstanding debts to Leichhardt 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:
- Balmain Town Hall, Darling St, Balmain
- Norton Plaza, Norton St, Leichhardt
- Sackville Hotel, Darling St, Rozelle
- Victoria Rd, Rozelle (amenities block).
Due to the high cost of hanging banners, Council has introduced a fee for the hanging of banners.
Double-sided banner $545 (including GST)
- Balmain Town Hall, Darling Street, Balmain
- Norton Plaza, Norton Street, Leichhardt
- Sackville Hotel, Darling Street, Rozelle.
Single-sided banner $280 (including GST)
Organisations or groups eligible to book a street banner may be eligible for reduced fees or a fee waiver. Please refer to the Reduced Fees and Fee Waiver Guidelines (within the Reduced Fees and Fee Waiver Application Form) and submit a Reduced Fees and Fee Waiver Application Form (PDF 445.7KB) along with the booking form if eligible. The forms should be submitted at least eight weeks in advance of the booking date. Successful applicants will be notified prior to their intended booking date. Local public schools receive an automatic fee waiver when booking a space for their annual open day and are not required to submit a Reduced Fees and Fee Waiver Application Form.
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 can be made up to six months in advance of the desired booking dates.
Organisations or groups can apply for a maximum of two banner sites per annum (from July to June). 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.
A tentative booking can be made by telephone or email. You will need to complete and lodge a Banner Space Booking Application Form (PDF 256KB) and pay within four weeks of the initial contact to confirm your booking otherwise the booking will not stand.
What happens if your application is approved?
Once the booking is processed and approved, Council will forward a notice of confirmation detailing banner delivery and collection instructions. If a banner is not received five working days prior to the scheduled booking date, it will not be erected and a refund will not be given.
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.
You can submit your application in the following ways:
Community Engagement Officer
PO Box 45
Leichhardt NSW 2040
Community Engagement Officer
7–15 Wetherill Street
Leichhardt NSW 2040
8.30am – 5.15pm
For further questions about the guidelines or information above and how to apply, please contact the Community Engagement Officer.
Phone: 9367 9222