WE'RE one step closer to having a winner.
(min cost $8)
Login or signup to continue reading
At Oberon Council's meeting on Tuesday, councillors selected all six presented options in the second phase of the Town Signage toolkit to place on public exhibition.
Councillors discussed selecting only three, but no more consultation meetings could be held in the current climate, so councillors are leaving it up to the community to have their say on all six.
Previously, council endorsed for exhibition a number of mock design concepts to gain community feedback towards upgrading the town signage and place branding across the local government area.
The mock concepts were created by local signage company Mark's Signage, which has been appointed by council to develop a toolkit that will be used in the fabrication and installation of the signage.
The project has been funded under round one of the NSW Government's Stronger Country Communities Fund. Council says community feedback has been received through social media, community group meetings and direct submissions.
This included an extension of the exhibition period to March 20 to give the community additional time and avenues to provide feedback. Based on the community feedback, three sets of signage concepts were proposed, with each offering two variations for logo illustrations, colours and other variables.
Key themes taken from feedback included:
An additional community meeting was earmarked for the Oberon community, however, given the constraints of the current pandemic, this consultation session needed to be cancelled.
However, given the extended exhibition period, the street walk consultation and the additional community briefings, council considers that there was not enough time available for all the community to comment.
Council says developing a town signage toolkit will provide a new look and direction for the Oberon local government area. The six designs for community feedback and voting will go on exhibition for a period of 28 days.
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.