Signs of the Times for Kwinana

2016-07-11T00:00:00

11 July 2016​​

The City of Kwinana is thrilled to have commenced its roll out of new road and entry signs in the City – something that has been a long time coming.

Kwinana was declared a City in 2012 and since then, the old Town signs have been in need of updating. Due to the Local Government Reform process, however, the signage changeover was put on hold as the possibility of amalgamation would mean ​a change in name and costly duplication of the process.​

While the amalgamation process was overturned in February 2015, the signage program was back on the cards and the roll-out has now commenced – starting with some impressive signs on the boundary from the City of Rockingham into Kwinana and the City’s Administration Building as well as directional road signage within the City’s Centre.

“This is a huge undertaking and as such, we’re approaching this as a staged roll-out across the City,” said Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams.

“While this project had to be put on the backburner for some time, we’re now in a position to make these changes.”

Many of the new signs feature an abstract graphic that was developed to emulate the leaves of the many eucalypt trees in the City Centre and surrounds. When viewed horizontally, the graphic also depicts the ocean waves. This graphic was arrived at after researching and referring to existing community surveys in which residents refer to the bushland and trees in our area.

“We thank residents for their patience and ask for their continued support while we complete this mammoth task. We won’t be able to tackle all the signs in a day, but over time, residents will notice the difference across our City,” added Mayor Adams.​
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