The sandstone wall at the council’s Warwick office where the grader blade sign has been taken down to be updated.
The sandstone wall at the council’s Warwick office where the grader blade sign has been taken down to be updated.

Council getting new sign

IF residents have noticed theempty space at the Southern Downs Regional Council office it won’t be long until the old grader blade sign will stand again, up-dated with the new region after two years.

Southern Downs Regional Council CEO Rod Ferguson said the re-signing for amalgamation in the region was one of the most expensive items, with $120,000 set aside in this year’s budget.

The grader-blade sign from the Warwick council offices was taken down last week and is currently being changed to read Southern Downs Regional Council, which will be the start of changing signs in the region.

“It’s the beginning of all the old shire council signs being taken down and changed,” Mr Ferguson said.

“We have found some time to finally do the project. It will take quiet a lot of time, and also the costs.”

Following amalgamation Mr Ferguson said it would have been nice to do it earlier, however there were more-important priorities to follow up first.

There are a lot of logos on the council offices to change, and when Warwick Shire Council was created there was a lot of signage put up around the district.

The more-prominent signs which identify the shire’s buildings in the region will be the first to be updated and are expected to be finished in the next few months.

“The total project, we expect it will cost more due to the cost of the signs,” Mr Ferguson said.

The SDRC will reassess the costs at the end of this year’s budget, with the signs expected to be finished next year.



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