Report on Gold Coast lights soon
A REPORT looking into the removal of the controversial ‘Gold Coast’ lights at Yatala is expected to be released next month.
The review of the M1 sign that cost more than $2 million was announced by Mayor Tom Tate in March following community outrage about the structure.
The public artwork, which was established for the Commonwealth Games, was widely criticised because it was found to be impossible for anyone to read as they passed it on the major highway.
Acting Mayor Donna Gates said she was looking forward to seeing the result of the report next month.
“We are waiting to see the report which considered a variety of options for the work,” Cr Gates said.
“This includes options such as modifying, relocating or removing the work.”
The process has been undertaken by the Council’s Transport Infrastructure branch and will also include the estimates cost of each option.
“Council is also in the process of amending policy to ensure an outcome like this doesn't happen again, and decision-making on this scale would involve elected representatives,” she said.