City’s stories reinvigorated

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An upgrade of the city’s signage and wayfinding continues to roll on with historical writer Kylie Fitzpatrick currently visiting the city as part of the project.

The $800,000 upgrade is a joint initiative between Council and Australian design studio the Buchan Group, and will provide new directional signage in the CBD and at major tourist attractions, along with new signs for the existing Silver Drive Trail and the Heroes, Larrikins, and Visionaries walk.

The project will also include a long plaque or fixture in the pavement in front of the Syndicate Of Seven to explain their important role in the city’s history, and the installation of sculptural pieces in Sturt, Queen Elizabeth, and Patton Parks.

Ms Fitzpatrick is undertaking research and engagement around existing characters on the Heroes, Larrikins, and Visionaries walk, along with prospective new additions to the trail.

Council’s General Manager, Jay Nankivell, said the project would be both helpful and informative for tourists.

“The new signs will help tourists find their way around the city a bit easier, and better explain the history of the city and its iconic people and places,” he said.

“For example we’ll be adding QR codes to the new Heroes, Larrikins, and Visionaries signage that will take people to a web page to offer expanded information on our historical figures.

“It will be another great way to showcase our heritage and history, and Ms Fitzpatrick will work with local historical and community groups to bring those stories to life.”

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