Welcome signs being installed today

Welcome sign
WELCOME TO BUNDABERG: Entry sign being installed on Childers Road.

A showstopping new entry statement will welcome visitors and residents to Bundaberg from today with Council’s new signs being installed.

The first sign was installed on Goodwood Road this morning with the two additional sites on Childers Road and Gin Gin Road following.

An official opening for the signs will be held in coming weeks following the finalisation of works which will include landscaping and the construction of a base around each welcome sign.

The signs were completed by Bundaberg firm Signmax.

Signmax owner Brendan Parker said he was very proud to be involved with such a large-scale project for the Bundaberg Region.

“Almost every step in building these signs was completed locally, and they really look the part,” he said.

“I would like to personally thank our small team Nath, Matty and Lunchy for all their efforts. For such a small sign shop, I think we kill it!”

As work on the signage locations was getting underway Mayor Jack Dempsey said the new signage was an exciting opportunity to showcase the best of the region.

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Welcome sign installed on Goodwood Road

“It was no easy task to incorporate so many visual aspects into one design but these modern signs much better represent the attractions of the region as a whole,” Mayor Dempsey said.

“Not only will they make residents proud to call Bundaberg home but will also inspire visitors to explore everything we have to offer while here.”

The design elements of the sign highlight the coast, featuring a turtle and coral, the hinterland displaying rich agricultural fields and the Burnett River which winds its way through Bundaberg city.

The signs were funded by the Queensland Government Works for Queensland project.

It’s the first update that some of the entry signs have seen in 35 years.


  1. I notice you have written WELCOME TO BUNDABERG entry sign being installed. I have looked hard at the sign and am wondering where are the words WELCOME TO are as i can clearly see the word BUNDABERG. Funny thing is, if you are that close to this town you would know it is Bundaberg surely!
    I hope people have the amazing vivid imagination to realise the coast, coral, rich agricultural fields and the Burnett River as they get a fleeting look at the sign as they are coming into Bundy.

  2. What about Welcome to Moore Park Beach/Bagara/etc. There is surely more to the council area than Bundaberg city. Waste of money I think.

  3. Have to say I’m disappointed in the new signs, there very similar to signs in Gympie that are 6+ years old.

    Are Turtles the only thing we have to offer, what about the beach, Rum, Hinkler Museum etc? While I think cane is represented as those strips top right, it’s not obvious.

    If there was a competition to design these signs at a school or similar, it’s a great job by them, but if council paid someone to come up with that….

  4. These new signs are long overdue. I do agree, some reference to the Rum distillery, Ginger Beer and Bert Hinkler should have been incorporated. But, they are a vast improvement on the old worn out versions. Thanks for moving forward.

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