Mitcham Council: management of the suburb
There are many issues where the management of the suburb should be questioned, and answers provided. Council has policies and rules, and they should be consistently followed. It is unfair for some to ignore the rules and secure an advantage over those that respect the rules.
Council Land at the corner of Goodwood Rd and Rochester Ave
the two signs advise of private parking, yet they are on Council land. Mitcham Council was asked on 13/4/2015 if the signs were authorised by the City of Mitcham for use on Council land.
the large banner advertising chicken products is on the fence facing Goodwood Road. The fence is on Council land. The sign would appear to be a breach of the condition found in Mitcham Council's Outdoor Dining Policy 14.08 at section 2.1 where it requires that "Enclosure structures must not be used for general advertising purposes". The Outdoor Dining Policy may be found here
It would also appear to require the prior approval of Mitcham Council pursuant to the By-Law No2, Moveable signs section 6.3, but it is unlikely to get approval under that section as it is not a public event (s6.5).
The two A-frame signs also fall under that By-Law. They would appear to be inconsistent with s5.1 as the business name is not displayed on the sign, the chicken products sign would appear to be inconsistent with s4.2 as it is closer to the carriageway than the required 500mm, and both are further away than the required maximum distance fram the entrance or exit of the premises required under s4.5.
the flag shown at the right of the image is also on Council land and would also appear to require Council approval.
These two A-frame signs also fall under that By-Law. They do have the business name clearly displayed, but they are only allowed one sign. There are two.
Mitcham Council was asked on 13/4/2015 what their response is to these matters.