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Mayor confirms entry signs are mostly local work

GOOD SIGN: Kaitlyn Collyer, Georgie and Gracie Bunn and Emilly Collyer give a big thumbs up to one of the entrance signs being erected at Six Mile and Chatswoth.
GOOD SIGN: Kaitlyn Collyer, Georgie and Gracie Bunn and Emilly Collyer give a big thumbs up to one of the entrance signs being erected at Six Mile and Chatswoth. Renee Pilcher

THE bulk of work being carried out on Gympie's new $150,000 entry statements at the Six Mile and Chatsworth have gone to local contractors, Mayor Ron Dyne said.

And 40% of the project was being funded through the State Government's Natural Disaster Resilience Program.

Cr Dyne was responding to comments on The Gympie Times Facebook page that questioned Gympie Regional Council's decision to award the job to an out-of-town contractor.

Other comments on Facebook applauded the project and the council.

Cr Dyne said multiple contracts had been awarded to construct the entry statements, and most had gone to local businesses.

The earthworks and vegetation slashing had gone to Gympie excavators Wildmans; the turfing had gone to local business Sunset Turf, the concrete slab and footings were carried out by Mick Jardine Concreting; the steel had been supplied by Budget Steel; the concrete by Boral; the majority of plants by Natives R Us; the electrical by Groves Electrical; irrigation by Pumping Aqua and Solar, stone work by Rick Pooley; the garden soil and mulches by Gold City Brick and Landscape; and the earthworks carried out at the Six Mile was done with machinery from Coates.

Feedback

When this story was posted on The Gympie Times Facebook page it drew more than 60 comments. The number of posts for and against were roughly the same. Here are a few:

They look great!

- Jellina White

Good idea to have the signs but signs won't "draw people to Gympie". The things that will attract tourists are things to see and do, good food and friendly welcoming people.

- Sandy Horne

What a lovely waste of the taxpayers' money. Will love the day I can drive down my road without yelping from not being able to avoid every second pot hole. Gympie has bigger issues then the lack of a fancy sign.

- Bianca Jane Childs

I think it is great! Gympie needed them.

- Tegan Jennings

1st impressions are very important. It's a beginning, to a bright looking Gympie.

- Lynette Dimmock

Gympie Times

Topics:  ron dyne



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