New beach signs on the agenda
Titahi Bay Beach entrances could soon have new signage as part of Porirua City Council’s village planning programme.
Consultation is under way for the signage with the council and Titahi Bay Community Group members working together on the project.
Council general manager strategy and planning Wendy Walker said the two- metre high sign would bring together various warnings and information so there would no longer be a need for several signs on the beach.
‘‘It’s the locals who develop a vision of what they want to do and partner with the council to make it happen,’’ Walker said.
The estimated cost of the project is $40,000.
Trudi Sutcliffe, a Titahi Bay resident, has been leading the design stage, seeking local designers’ input and feedback from residents.
She said several design concepts had been created.
‘‘The public have been really supportive about changing the sign,’’ Sutcliffe said.
‘‘Everyone has appreciated the fact that we kept it local with designers from Titahi Bay.’’
Sutcliffe said the process needed sign-off from the council and an installation date could not yet be set.
Walker said once the designs had been agreed on, residents and council officers would meet and start working on the nuts and bolts.
Since the council’s village planning programme was launched in 2004, artwork and installations have popped up around the city.
One example is the mosaic art column topped by a flock of stainless steel birds that rotate in the breeze in Ranui.
Signage being proposed for Titahi Bay Beach. Several designs are being considered by Porirua City Council.