McNally signals signage issue
AN UPDATED sign is needed for the entrance to Morgan Park according to Southern Downs Regional councillor Jo McNally.
Cr McNally touched on the issue at a council meeting last week where she compared the detailed sign at the Warwick refuse facility to the uninformative one at Morgan Park.
She believes the sign, which was put in place several years ago, needs to provide more information for visitors.
“It’s about time we have a good sign out there,” Cr McNally said.
“For the type of events we have out there it would be nice to have an updated sign with contact details and event details.”
Cr McNally said it would also pay to put more signage in and around Warwick to point the way to the sporting complex.
“It is hard for people who aren’t from the area to find Morgan Park,” she said.
“It would always help (to have more signage), some clubs put their own signs out when they have events.”
According to Cr McNally, there’s proper signage at the waste facility as well as correct road markings.
She said Morgan Park had an old sign and a lack of road markings.
“It is owned by council and leased out to the clubs that are there, so it’s a council issue,” she said.
“We need to look at getting some sport and recreation funding to improve the sign.”
Warwick drag way president Chris Loy said he supported Cr McNally’s push to improve signage into the park.
“There needs to be more signage on the road,” Mr Loy said.
“It needs to be changed, we still get a lot of confusion with people going to the dump.
“There certainly needs to be more signage into the park and maybe some more at the dump pointing to Morgan Park.”
Mr Loy said many people who visit the complex from out of town have to call for directions to the facility.
“There’s several ways to get to Morgan Park from town, there’s been countless times when I’ve had to give people directions.
“There needs to be more signage on the road that directs people to the park,” he said.
The Southern Downs Regional Council can apply for a State Government sport and recreation grant which would cover 60% of the cost of upgrading signage into the park.