Simple sign shows the way
Motorists heading for Whitby on the Transmission Gully Motorway offramp will be welcomed by a modest blue and white sign, after the residents’ association rejected designs for a new-look placard. A public competition was held in May and June to develop new signs for the intersections of Joseph Banks Dr and SH58, and Postgate Dr and SH58, as part of Whitby’s village plan. The competition attracted just four entries and none were considered a significant improvement on what was already in place, Porirua City councillor Anita Baker said. ‘‘They didn’t meet all the criteria. They weren’t that different to what is there now,’’ she said. Vandalism was also a worry with a couple of the designs, because they had design features attached to the main sign. The residents’ association has decided on signs simply saying ‘‘Whitby’’, in blue and white, with the village’s boat logo. It will be in place when Transmission Gully is finished in 2021.