$350,000 in wel­come signs up for con­sid­er­a­tion

Joondalup Weekender - - News -

ROADS on the bor­ders of the City of Wan­neroo could soon fea­ture large en­try state­ments. The City’s coun­cil­lors will con­sider de­signs for eight ‘wel­come’ signs at its bor­ders next week.

Coun­cil­lors are ex­pected to con­sider sup­port­ing in­stal­la­tions for four 4m tall signs and four 3m signs at main en­try points, cost­ing $350,000 in to­tal.

The Fe­bru­ary 23 coun­cil briefing agenda said the Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Ac­tion Plan group rep­re­sen­ta­tives pre­ferred a de­sign that rep­re­sents the land and sea with a mix of nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als – lime­stone and tim­ber – rep­re­sented.

“The de­sign meets the spec­i­fi­ca­tion of a ‘con­tex­tual un­der­stand­ing’ of the cul­tural mix of old and new, the his­tory of Wan- neroo, along­side the new or mod­ern de­vel­op­ment,” it said.

“There was also a de­sire to de­pict the nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment, in­clud­ing the beach and bush. The kan­ga­roo paw has been in­cor­po­rated into the sign and would be con­structed of stain­less steel.

“The de­sign in­tends to be a mean­ing­ful im­age for peo­ple who live, work, visit or pass through the City of Wan­neroo and con­vey a pos­i­tive last­ing im­age.”

To fit in with the City’s Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Ac­tion Plan, Dan­tho­nia De­signs in­cluded the Noon­gar “Wand­joo” as well as the English “Wel­come” and brand­ing.

If ap­proved on March 1, the four larger signs would go on Wan­neroo Road at the south­ern bor­der, In­dian Ocean Drive to the north, Joon­dalup Drive in Neer­abup and Gnan­gara Road in Lands­dale.

The smaller signs would be on Marmion Av­enue in Ta­mala Park, Alexan­der Drive in Koon­doola, Ocean Reef Road in Wan­neroo and Neaves Road in Ma­rig­iniup.

Lucy Jarvis

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