New beach signs on the agenda

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By DANIEL WHIT­FIELD

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.

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