All signs point to Redland City

Visitors and residents may soon be welcomed to Redland City by new signs featuring digital message boards, following a Redland City Council decision today.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council had today voted to initiate an expression of interest process to install eight new signs at key entry points to the city.

“The door to Redland City is always open – we are open for business, open for tourists and open for people to call home; so these signs will help support that message,” she said.

“The new signs will provide an attractive entrance to the city and strengthen our reputation as the best place to live, work and do business.”

Cr Williams said the expression of interest would be the first step in the process of designing and installing the signs.

“At present all Council has resolved to do is to contact potential signage providers to investigate options, which can then be used to inform a decision,” she said.

“It is suggested the signs would be installed at six major roads into the city as well as at the two Priority Development Area (PDA) sites at Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek, which act as major marine transport points for tourists.

The proposed location of the signs are; Longland, Mount Cotton, Broadwater, Moreton Bay, Old Cleveland and Rickertt Roads, Toondah Harbour (Middle Street) and Weinam Creek (Hamilton Street).

Cr Paul Gleeson, whose Division 9 includes the Moreton Bay Road and Old Cleveland Road entry points to the city, said the signs would also offer the opportunity to display community service messages.

“This is great news for the identity of our city as a home as well as a popular tourist destination,” Cr Gleeson said.

“It is envisaged the signs could include LED screens for text and images to be displayed.  This would allow us to promote the fantastic events held in the city and enable us to communicate community messages such as storm or fire warnings.”