New signs welcome visitors
Read about about new signs that have been installed to show visitors when they are entering the City of Marion.
This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 45 - April 2014.
Four giant ‘welcome’ messages have been installed at key entry points to Marion as part of a long-term plan to improve signs across the city.
The three-sided signs measure 4m high by 0.6m wide and were mounted on existing pylons at the intersection of Sturt and South Roads, Bedford Park, next to the racecourse on Morphett Road, Morphettville, near Field River on Lonsdale Highway, and on Main South Road, O’Halloran Hill.
Graphics depict stylised versions of Marion’s cityscape, beach and natural environment and are digitally printed onto long-life aluminium sheets.
Coordinator civil services Andrew Myerscough said the signs were positioned 3.5m off the ground to provide good visibility.
“We’ve had some great feedback from people already, telling us the signs clearly informed them when they were entering the city,” Mr Myerscough said.
“Using existing pylons made it relatively easy to install them at a height that would be clearly visible to drivers and pedestrians.”
The designs were created following extensive consultation during the development of the Community Plan – Towards 2040 which showed people wanted better signs that highlighted what was important to them.
The pylon mounted signs add to 2.6m entry signs which have already been installed on footpaths at 15 entry points to the city in suburbs ranging from Edwardstown and South Plympton to Hallett Cove and O’Halloran Hill.
- See photos of how the signs were installed on the City of Marion Facebook page.
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