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.
“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.