Council unveils three new village entry signs
August 05, 2011
Shoalhaven City Council has recently unveiled three new village entry signs at Sanctuary Point, Orient Point and Burrill Lake.
The signs have been designed to capture the overall character of the Shoalhaven allowing for variations in colour and landscaping to reflect each individual town’s personality.
Artwork for the Orient Point sign was designed by local artist, Rebecca Williams through the Jerringa Aboriginal Lands Council.
Ms Williams utilised the handprints of many of the area’s children in creating the art work for the Orient Point side of the sign while utilising traditional Aborginal art works in creating the motif for the Culburra Beach side.
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green said Ms Williams had captured the character of Orient Point through her art works saying it was fantastic to see the area’s youth represented on the signs.
“The village entry signs play an important role in illustrating not only the arrival of a new town but also the individual characteristics each village posses through the utilisation of individual artworks,” said Clr Green.
“I congratulate Ms Williams on the designs she has created for the Orient Point sign and I am particularly impressed with the way she has involved the area’s children in the creation of her works.
“These signs have been extremely well received throughout the community, with the Orient Point Progress Association very enthusiastic about the final designs. The Sanctuary Point and Burrill Lake signs have also been met with a terrific response from local residents.”
Each sign has been developed incorporating a removable panel on the sandstone plinth which can be used to advertise upcoming village events.
The village entry signs are part of Councils Signage Strategy with Council allocating annual funding towards the fabrication and installation of the signs.