All signs lead to the Mulga Lands

New bill­board ed­u­cat­ing tourists on the way through to Charleville

Western Times - - NEWS - Sarah Diony­sius sarah.diony­sius@west­ern­starnews.com

DRIV­ING along the stretch be­tween Mor­ven and Charleville you may no­tice some­thing catch your eye.

There’s a brand new bill­board grac­ing the side of the high­way and it’s pur­pose is to in­form vis­i­tors about an im­por­tant part of the re­gion’s graz­ing com­mu­nity.

The Wel­come to the Mulga Lands sign has been de­signed to ed­u­cates driv­ers who pass by about Mulga and how it is im­por­tant to to the re­gion and how the town look af­ter it.

Mur­weh Shire mayor An­nie Lis­ton said it’s def­i­nitely some­thing you won’t miss driv­ing along.

“The sign was put up by the South West Na­tional Re­sources Man­age­ment to tell peo­ple about what we do with Mulga and the ben­e­fits it has for ru­ral prop­er­ties.

“We wanted tourists to know that we don’t just push over tree and to know ex­actly what was hap­pen­ing.”

Cr Lis­ton said it was the chair of South West NRM, Mark O’Brien who first ap­proached her with the idea.

“Mark O’Brien came to talk to me about it and I thought it was a great idea,” she said.

“It gives tourists the op­por­tu­nity to pull over and have a bit of a look and find out what it is all about.”

PHOTOS: ALEXIA AUSTIN

NEW SIGN: The new 'Wel­come to the Mulga Lands' sign.

The sign is in­for­ma­tive.

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