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Picton wayfinding signs given the go ahead

Picton is a step closer to the installation of a series of signs that provide information about the town to visitors and locals.

Council’s Assets and Services Committee today agreed to fund the $100,000 project, subject to the full Council’s approval early next month.

Sounds Councillor Trevor Hook said the project involves the production and installation of five large vertical, double-sided wayfinding panels, and thirteen smaller signs.

“The signs provide useful information for visitors to Picton, particularly cruise ship passengers, cyclists and pedestrians. They support civic pride and promote the area, and complement the wider Top of the South wayfinding approach used in Nelson and Blenheim,” Clr Hook said.

The project, funded through the Forestry and Land Development Account, has been in the pipeline for some time. The wayfinding signage will refresh existing visitor information and also help support and coordinate key aspects of the Picton/Waitohi area including transport and visitor points of interest, the Foreshore Reserve, London Quay and High Street.

Council staff have worked with key stakeholders and the local community, including Te Ātiawa o Te Waka a Maui, the Link Pathway Trust, Picton Business Group and Picton Smart and Connected to ensure the wayfinding signs feature the right information in the right places.

Work to produce the signs will now begin and it is expected that they will be ready to be installed in the next few months.


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