A community consultation session will be held at the Grenfell Bowling Club on August 13th at 6pm and light refreshments will be provided. Weddin Shire Council is inviting members of the community, including the business community, village residents and tourism operators to attend. Consultants have been engaged to undertake a tourism signage audit and develop a tourism signage strategy incorporating concept plans for new entrance to shire signs, entrance to town signs and entrance to village signs.
Signage is a powerful tool assisting communities to develop a positive first impression for visitors, aid navigation and strengthen community identity. Consistent, legible and recognisable graphics and sign placement that delivers a cohesive message will not only benefit visitors but also local businesses and residents who live, work and play in the area.
Existing tourism signage in Weddin is dated, inconsistent and in poor condition. A hierarchy of new tourism signs will be designed to create a strong sense of arrival, guide visitors and strengthen the branding of Weddin as a destination.
The purpose of the August 13th session is for consultants to listen to anecdotes that have shaped the Weddin community, revealing the shire’s cultural values and to hear the community’s desires and vision for the future. The signage strategy will be tailored specifically to Weddin, reflecting the values of the shire and communicating a strong brand identity.
This will be the first of two opportunities for community consultation. There will be a second session in September to view draft documents and provide feedback. The date of this second session will be advertised in the coming weeks.
It is important to clarify that this project is only about the design of signs, not their manufacture or installation. Once the concept plans are confirmed Council will pursue funding to install the signs. This consultation only related to tourism signs. It is not the forum to address other signage such as speed limit signs or the positioning of road signs.
Please RSVP to or 6343 2855 by August 9th for catering purposes. If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please contact Council’s Tourism Officer Auburn Carr on 6343 2855.