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Signage in public places

We are currently reviewing how signage rules for public places are currently working and are seeking your feedback. Whanganui District Council manages certain types of signs including temporary event, community, real estate, trailer and footpath signs through its Signage Bylaw.

The Council recognises signs are important for promoting businesses, events, community groups and the district, but we want to make sure signs in public places don’t create unnecessary issues.

Your feedback will be used in the review and drafting of the Signage Bylaw 2018, which  will be presented to the Council’s Strategy & Finance Committee on 26 June 2018 for public consultation.

You can complete the survey below (estimated completion time: 5-6 minutes) to let us know your thoughts and please feel free to drop a comment down below.

Create your own user feedback survey 

If you have any questions or would like to discuss further you can contact Justin Walters, Policy Analyst at justin.walters@whanganui.govt.nz or alternatively call 349 0001 ext 3190.

Engagement closes 27 May 2018.  

WDC Administrator

8 thoughts on “Signage in public places

  1. Existing Castlecliff signage needs an update – community led by Progress Castlecliff please. The existing signs look to date from the 60’s & show yachts off the beach (never seen it’s a surf beach), large beachball (never seen) & angler (they go up the mole & rare time beach fishing isn’t longlines it’s surfcasting not angling FCS plus the “angler” is wearing gumboots (in surf? wanna drown?) Also what’s with “The surbub with the holiday lifestyle”? Reads like people out Castlecliff don’t work!




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    1. You are interpreting the signifiers literally. If we were literally interpreting ‘Castlecliff’ the signs would just be an image of a beach covered in driftwood with our neighbours doing burn outs in their motorbikes on the beach and riding up the dunes. Honestly. Come on.




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    2. Hi James, An update\ or tidy up (as the case may be) to signage and branding of Castlecliff has been listed in the priorities of the Castlecliff Rejuvenation Project (facilitated by myself on behalf of PCC). Once appropriate Consultation has taken place, it is likely the Community’s Collective Vision will become a reality in terms of signage and branding. The response to the Facebook survey will of course inform this process. Thanks for your comment.




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  2. Designated areas for signs, recommend permanent holes be provided. 1 metre long PVC liner with screw cap or similar,
    The posts can then be wedged in place, elevating the mead for braces and pegs .
    This would make it lawn mowing easy and approve the appearance.
    Users could rent the site for the sign to cover the extra setup costs. And be a revenue earner.
    The ground is stony and often holes are left after signs are removed.




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  3. The signage around the Whanganui district is sporadic in its branding and roll-out. The entrance sign to the city from the Ūpokongaro end of town (rainbow vector art) is different from the Kai Iwi and Marybank entrances to town (Haere Mai/All You Need). This inconsistency is marred by the frequent changes in branding Whanganui has experienced over the previous decade, from: Well Worth The Journey, the script bubble logo Laws had done, the bad unreadable script on a the Whanganui River backdrop, to the ‘All You Need’ signs and the new addition of the rainbow art at the Ūpokongaro end – and at some point the http://www.visitwhanganui.nz ones arrived. The Council needs to lead the charge in consistency and branding, and requires some real aesthetic assistance.

    James Barron clearly does not understand that he is interpreting signifiers literally. If we were literally interpreting ‘Castlecliff’ the signs would just be an image of a beach covered in driftwood with our neighbours doing burn outs in their motorbikes on the beach and riding up the dunes. Honestly. Come on.




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  4. The signage around the Whanganui district is sporadic in its branding and roll-out. The entrance sign to the city from the Ūpokongaro end of town (rainbow vector art) is different from the Kai Iwi and Marybank entrances to town (Haere Mai/All You Need). This inconsistency is marred by the frequent changes in branding Whanganui has experienced over the previous decade, from: Well Worth The Journey, the script bubble logo Laws had done, the bad unreadable script on a the Whanganui River backdrop, to the ‘All You Need’ signs and the new addition of the rainbow art at the Ūpokongaro end – and at some point the http://www.visitwhanganui.nz ones arrived. The Council needs to lead the charge in consistency and branding, and requires some real aesthetic assistance.




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  5. There’s an issue with the ‘Wanganui’ having an h that needs to be removed, massive oversight on the proof reading there.




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