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Brunswick Heads. Photo Casey Eveleigh

Residents of Bangalow, Mullumbimby, and Brunswick Heads are being asked about the type of pictures on signs that represent them and their towns. Transport NSW has selected these three towns to have new signage put up near the exits on the Pacific Highway ‘with the aim of encouraging drivers to take a break and pay a visit’.

The Mullumbimby dipper. Photo supplied

There are a range of images online that offer an idea of what could be representative of each town. Once the community feedback is complete then the state government will hire professional photographers to capture an image of each of the towns that is most representative of the feedback.

Bangalow A&I Hall. Photo supplied

Suggested iconic images of Bangalow include the A&I Hall, the main street, and the Bangalow weir while Mullumbimby of course has the dipper with Mount Chincogan, Federation Bridge, and the sun setting over the council chambers. Brunswick Heads of course has the beach, the river and the marina in contention.

But you might see it differently and they survey also allows you to make your own suggestions and upload images that you think might work for any of these towns.

‘The image chosen for each sign must be of the town, or represent the area’s tourism or cultural heritage. It should promote a unique aspect of the destination and entice road users to stop and explore the local community. It should also complement existing tourism campaigns for the area, managed by Destination NSW,’ says the survey.

People interested in providing feedback on the proposed signs can go to Your Say Byron Shire. The closing date for submissions is 31 January 2021.


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