Signs pro­tect­ing coun­cil and you

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE - BY ROBERT MUIR

A ‘Signs as Re­mote Su­per­vi­sion’ pol­icy has been drafted by Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil and is on pub­lic ex­hi­bi­tion for 28 days.

«Coun­cil is com­mit­ted to un­der­take mit­i­ga­tion of risk and use sig­nage for re­mote su­per­vi­sion re­gard­ing land and recre­ational fa­cil­i­ties un­der its care and con­trol that are ac­ces­si­ble by the pub­lic,» coun­cil’s Di­rec­tor Fi­nance and Or­gan­i­sa­tion De­vel­op­ment Kim Parker said.

«Signs are the cheap­est and eas­i­est method that coun­cil can em­ploy for su­per­vi­sion at re­mote loac­tions.»

Mr Parker said signs im­part in­for­ma­tion to the pub­lic that would oth­er­wise re­quire the pres­ence of a staff mem­ber.

NSW coun­cils have been sub­ject to li­a­bil­ity claims at­trib­uted to signs or lack thereof.

«Claims gen­er­ally cen­tre on com­plaints from, or in­juries to, third par­ties due to the ab­sence of ap­pro­pri­ate sig­nage, or the word­ing or lo­ca­tion of sig­nage is de­fi­cient,» Mr Parker said.

Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil’s draft pol­icy was adopted at its monthly meet­ing on March 20, on the mo­tion of Crs Fred Long­mire and Gail Law.

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