Draft Signage Strategy

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Draft Signage Strategy - Have your say.

Earlier this year, Council undertook the process of developing a Draft Signage Strategy which has identified a number of inconsistencies and improvements regarding signage across the Shire. With ever-increasing visitor numbers to the Bellingen Shire, signage is a crucial part of creating a positive and consistent visitor experience as well as directing both locals and visitors throughout the Shire. Improved tourism and wayfinding signage will assist the development of a strong brand identity for the Bellingen Shire. Signage should be friendly and engaging, provide valuable information about the attractions, facilities and services available and enable people to navigate safely and easily from place to place. Appropriately designed and welcoming town and Shire entry signage will create a positive first impression and foster pride within our communities.

The purpose of the Signage Strategy is to create a consistent, strategic approach to tourism and wayfinding signage throughout the Shire. It will also ensure that all future signage is implemented with appropriate design and consideration that is guided by the aspirations of the community.

The draft Signage Strategy is now on public exhibition. Council encourages any member of the public to provide feedback on the strategy to help inform the process moving forward. The Draft Signage Strategy will be on public exhibition until Monday 11 November 2019.

Earlier this year, Council undertook the process of developing a Draft Signage Strategy which has identified a number of inconsistencies and improvements regarding signage across the Shire. With ever-increasing visitor numbers to the Bellingen Shire, signage is a crucial part of creating a positive and consistent visitor experience as well as directing both locals and visitors throughout the Shire. Improved tourism and wayfinding signage will assist the development of a strong brand identity for the Bellingen Shire. Signage should be friendly and engaging, provide valuable information about the attractions, facilities and services available and enable people to navigate safely and easily from place to place. Appropriately designed and welcoming town and Shire entry signage will create a positive first impression and foster pride within our communities.

The purpose of the Signage Strategy is to create a consistent, strategic approach to tourism and wayfinding signage throughout the Shire. It will also ensure that all future signage is implemented with appropriate design and consideration that is guided by the aspirations of the community.

The draft Signage Strategy is now on public exhibition. Council encourages any member of the public to provide feedback on the strategy to help inform the process moving forward. The Draft Signage Strategy will be on public exhibition until Monday 11 November 2019.

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What has happened to the New Signage for Bellingen Shire? We all spent a lot of time attending meetings with the consultant. I presume she has been paid but there are no new signs! Why spend money on a Consultant & community gives its time for input & 18 months later nothing done.? Haven't even been to any meetings to discuss the sign preference. Still a lot of very old signs around that haven't been taken down & existing ones needa clean in Dorrigo area after all the bushfire smoke. For road safety they need cleaning before the fog in Winter when visibility can be very poor. A good time to do it now with very little traffic on road. If Australians are only allowed to travel in Australia for sometime it is a good time to brighten up our signage & promote our beautiful area. Some of the bushfire money could have been directed to this in Dorrigo instead in of that Resilience Hub!

Ruth Holmes about 1 month ago

We have an obligation to the owners of our land to their presence over thousands of years by displaying, honouring and acknowledging their long term stewardship. We can do this in part by use of some original place names. Keith Holmes.

Kandahar60 7 months ago

I fully support the dual naming of the 3 towns in Bellingen shire. For too long the history of the people who have been here for thousands of years has been deliberately ignored. Signs should also designate indigenous country areas.It's also time to rename the so called 'Dangar Falls'. Dangar came here thousands of years after the original people. He is most remembered for his participation in the My all Creek massacres.

Kandahar60 7 months ago

Reads ok will need more time to digest. The suggestion of dual names sits well. At the entry points of each town? Most importantly are signs in town of getting back to the old highway - a big one near Spar pointing north around the golf links & a really big one at the corner of Pilot and Bonville directing along Pilot. Maybe a stop sign on north side of Bonville/Pilot so caravans etc stop and read.

alison carter 7 months ago

In the main, I am happy with the recommendations of the draft signage strategy. The accompanying document, includes the following - "Consideration should be given to dual-naming of geographical features or cultural attractions where appropriate". I believe that this should go further and include the dual-naming of towns, particularly insofar as Dorrigo is concerned. It has been established that the town's name is most probably derived from the indigenous word - Dundurriga (see - http://www.aussietowns.com.au/town/dorrigo-nsw ). The fact that Dorrigo was not named something else altogether indicates to me that the original European explorers/settlers were happy to retain the indigenous name for the area. They simply misspelt it, thus giving rise to erroneous theories about its origin. There is still a lot of confusion around the name of the town. The proposed new town entry signs for Dorrigo are an ideal means to correct this with both locals and visitors.

Bazz Muche 7 months ago