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They say first impressions are everything and now Bundaberg Regional Council is sprucing up three of Bundaberg’s entry points to ensure it leaves a positive one.
The new signage and landscaping will replace the existing entry statements which haven’t been updated for several years.
Tourism portfolio spokesperson Cr Greg Barnes said it was an exciting opportunity to market the best of the Bundaberg Region to visiting motorists.
“The new signs contain elements that represent just a few of the attractions to be discovered in the Bundaberg Region,” Cr Barnes said.
“The design represents our region’s natural beauty from our agricultural fields and nature parks to our waterways and coastline.
“The natural colourings symbolise our focus on protecting our environment and compliment the surrounds.
“Indigenous groups have been consulted on the design and have provided positive feedback regarding elements of the sign which they feel adequately represent our nation’s first people including the yellow disc which represents both the sun and our lovely climate.”
The three new signs will be installed at the main entry points to the city on Childers Road, Gin Gin Road and Goodwood Road.
He said the existing signage, which was constructed prior to amalgamation, would be removed.
“The current signs have become a maintenance burden for Council and, due to their structure type, are a constant target for vandals.
“Having first been constructed about 35 years ago we were certainly long overdue for a refresh.
“The new entry signage is an opportunity to better promote the many attractions of our entire region stretching from Childers to Gin Gin and right along the coastline.
“The new signs have been funded by the Queensland Government Works for Queensland project for which we are grateful.”