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Stobie pole art - how to

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Stobie pole art is becoming more popular in colouring our streetscapes

Ahead of getting your spray paint or paintbrush out, you need to gain approval from us and then your local council.

Before painting stobie poles consider:

  • Approval has been obtained from SA Power Networks
  • Approval has been obtained from the local council where the pole resides
  • Imagery of the finished works, artists names and details will need to be supplied to both SA Power Networks and the local council for records
  • The painted image shall not be higher than 2.0 metres from ground level
  • The artwork on the poles does not constitute commercial advertising e.g. business name or logo, political material, local messages or directions or any other material likely to offend
  • Consulting with the residents directly adjacent the proposed stobie pole site prior to commencement and gain their approval to paint
  • You are responsible for any ongoing maintenance of the artwork, and understand if the artwork is tagged, SA Power Networks will paint over the work at our discretion. The use of an anti-graffiti coating should be considered once completed (if the work is to be on display long term)
  • During the painting process, consideration should be given to the safety of the participants and the public, e.g. use of orange cones, high visibility vests etc. where appropriate

Apply by emailing us directly and include: 

  • Your full name and contact details
  • The location of the stobie pole 
  • Information on what you intend to do

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