Redland City Council today voted to seek State Government support to improve signage across North Stradbroke Island to better promote its facilities and natural assets.
Redland City Mayor said Council would now apply for funding through the Queensland Government’s NSI Economic Transition Fund.
“As the Island begins the transition away from sand mining, it’s crucial for all levels of government to prioritise projects that drive economic activity – in this case by enabling visitors to better access the businesses, natural attractions and activities the island has to offer,” Cr Williams said.
“After extensive consultation with island stakeholders, several recommendations have been made to improve directional, tourism, interpretive, safety and regulatory signage.
“There is a clear need to overhaul and simplify the Island’s current signage and develop a coordinated approach from island stakeholders and land managers.
“This funding application will seek State Government support for culturally inspired, interpretive and education signage to enhance Straddie’s identity as a tourism destination.
“Following Council’s endorsement, I will now seek to formally present our North Stradbroke Island funding submission to the relevant Ministers at the earliest opportunity.
Divisional Councillor Craig Ogilvie said that better-managed signage would allow people to more easily navigate, explore and discover the island.
“With township entry statements, upgraded directional signage and interpretive signage at key island locations we can better promote Straddie’s natural treasures, Aboriginal heritage and local businesses,” Cr Ogilvie said.
“The North Stradbroke Island Signage Review Project has shown us what needs to be done – funding support will allow this to work to be fast-tracked.”