New signage helping you find your way in the LGA

Cessnock City Council is currently rolling out new street signage as part of the Hunter Valley Wine Country Signage Strategy, in the Pokolbin, Lovedale, Mount View and Wollombi areas.

Cessnock City Council is currently rolling out new street signage as part of the Hunter Valley Wine Country Signage Strategy, in the Pokolbin, Lovedale, Mount View and Wollombi areas.

The new signage, which includes street name signs and pictogram signs, is being installed at all intersections within ‘Wine Country’ as replacements for the existing street name signs and business ‘fingerboard’ signs.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said this project is grant funded by the NSW Government’s Regional Growth and Environment Tourism Fund.

“Signage is a powerful tool that makes it easier for tourists to find their way. It helps develop a strong regional identity, create a positive first impression for visitors and provides important information about an area. Thanks to the NSW Government for funding this project that will improve in the visitor experience.”

During this process, as outlined in the Hunter Valley Wine Country Signage Strategy, the non-compliant business ‘fingerboard’ signs will be removed to make way for the new signage.  This is to ensure compliance with Australian Standards, State Environmental Planning Policy No. 64 (SEPP 64) and the Cessnock Development Control Plan.

The rollout commenced in July and will continue over the next six months. To find out more about the signage strategy visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/planning-and-development/publications/signage