Your town, your identity, your signage
Cessnock City Council is seeking your assistance to help develop an emblem for your suburb. The emblem will feature on suburb entry signs that will be installed following Council receiving funding under the NSW Government’s Building Better Regions Fund. The funding was received to assist in the implementation of the Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism Signage Implementation Project. This project is about assisting visitors with wayfinding during their visit to the Cessnock Local Government Area.
Council is asking residents to do a quick survey that will assist in the development of the emblem. Each suburb is different, some already have an existing logo or emblem that features on current signage.
You have probably seen “Neath, home of the miner’s lamp” or “Ellalong, Jewel of the mountain”. On each sign sits an emblem that identifies the area. For Kurri Kurri it’s the Kookaburra and for Ellalong it’s a pelican by the lagoon.
We want you to tell us if the existing logos or emblems are representative of your suburb. This will be a first for some suburbs and we need your help.
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said this an opportunity to define each areas identity and show off the uniqueness of each suburb to visitors.
“Our existing suburb signs have become aged, we are excited to be delivering this project and want the community to be involved in coming up with an emblem.”
To help us and share your ideas visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/M9S3F96. The survey will be open until 4 July 2019.
This project forms part of the Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism Signage Implementation Project and is partly funded by a NSW Government grant of $1.2 million under the Building Better Regions Fund. Residents will notice not all suburbs have been selected. The suburbs selected are based on the purpose of the grant, which is to assist tourists with wayfinding when visiting the local government area.