Historic sign will look the same as before, despite numerous calls for...

Historic sign will look the same as before, despite numerous calls for a fresh design

The Jarrahdale entry signage will remain in its current location.

The Jarrahdale entry statement project will soon come to fruition despite the direction of the project changing many times over the past 17 months. 

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale initially announced in August 2018 that it would be allocating about $18,000 to replace the existing Jarrahdale historical town sign. 

The aim of the project was to encourage people to stop and explore the region rather than driving through. 

Artists and local community groups were then encouraged to come up with a suitable design however only three submissions were received, forcing the shire to put the project on hold. 

The shire then decided the new sign still needed to be replaced and asked members of the public to attend two community engagement sessions and share their thoughts via an online survey.

According to shire president Michelle Rich, the online survey found that 85 per cent of the respondents wanted the location of the entry statement to remain the same and the majority favoured the style of the current entry statement. 

“The following is proposed – the pole will remain in its current location, the ‘Jarrahdale’ wording will be repainted and a replica green ‘Historic Town’ sign will be reinstated using the same colour and font fixed in a more robust manner,” she said. 

The final cost of reinstating the replica sign is yet to be determined but the costs will fit within the allocated budget. 

Ms Rich confirmed any unspent funds would be returned to the shire’s reserve to be spent on other future projects. 

The project is on track to be completed by June this year.