Federal election candidates have been put on notice about where and where not to erect political posters.
The NSW Electoral Commission advises posters of any size are not to be displayed on, or in, any premises owned or occupied by the Crown, by any statutory body representing the Crown or any local council.
It’s unlawful to attach posters to telegraph poles without the written consent of the electricity provider.
Fines can apply, depending on the legislation breached.
It comes after posters for Liberal candidate for Chifley Isabelle White were spotted on public land and telegraph poles in busy locations including the Great Western Highway.
Labor Blacktown Councillor Edmond Atalla raised the matter at council after he received complaints and photos from residents.
While some posters were removed, the Star recently spotted more propped up against traffic lights on the Great Western Highway, Rooty Hill Road South and Resevoir Road.
A Blacktown Council spokeswoman said it is seeking legal advice to inform its response.
Councillor Atalla has since been contacted by a wheelchair-bound elderly man forced onto the grass verge because the footpath was blocked with posters.
He accused Ms White, who’s also a councillor of breaching council’s code of conduct.
‘‘I have been advised by the general manager that a letter is being sent to Councillor White,’’ he said.
‘‘She shouldn’t be using her position as a councillor to do the wrong thing. No candidate is above the law.’’
Ms White denied any involvement.
‘‘I want to make it clear I didn’t erect or authorise those posters to be put there,’’ she said.
‘‘Labor is clearly not focused on the issues that matter to the people of Chifley - such as building a stronger economy with more jobs and easing the costs of living.’’
Illegally installed posters haven’t been a problem in the Lindsay electorate so far, according to a Penrith Council spokesman.
Ring Penrith Council on 47327543 or Blacktown Council on 98396000 if you spot illegally placed election material