Libraries - Notices, Displays, Exhibitions & Petitions Policy

Submission closing on 23 October 2020, 5:00PM

Image of a exhibition space at Cessnock Library

Cessnock City Library is an integral part of our community with over 150,000 visitations every year. 

The Cessnock and Kurri Kurri library branches regularly display community information, artworks and artefacts via notice boards, display and exhibition facilities. 

The Display of Community Notices, Community Displays & Exhibitions and Hosting of Petitions in Council Libraries Policy was initially adopted by Council on 5 April 2000.

The policy is used to assess what can be accepted for display, exhibition and notice and reaffirms that petitions cannot be left at Libraries nor taken around inside the Libraries seeking signatures unless approved by resolution of the Council.

The policy has recently been reviewed to ensure we continue to provide an effective, accountable and transparent framework for decision making with respect to the reserve of Library notice boards, display and exhibition facilities.

The draft policy is on public exhibition and we’re seeking your comments.

Submissions are NOT kept confidential. Council releases submissions when a request is made in accordance with Privacy Laws and the relevant provisions under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. When a submission is released by law, Council routinely withholds contact numbers, email addresses and signatures. Should you wish for all personal details or any information that may identify you to be withheld from the public, please advise Council of this in your submission.