Signs of the times

John Lynch, of the Peel Regional Leaders Forum, with Kim Hames, Traditional Elder Clarry Walley and Mandurah Mayor Marina Vergone. Picture: Jon Hewson           d442555
Signs of the times
John Lynch, of the Peel Regional Leaders Forum, with Kim Hames, Traditional Elder Clarry Walley and Mandurah Mayor Marina Vergone. Picture: Jon Hewson         d442555

Two years in the making, the project includes 143 signs installed across the region and is the first major project delivered by the Peel Regional Leaders Forum.

Mandurah Mayor Marina Vergone said the venture was a display of the regions working together for a common goal and a shared identity.

She said the project not only displayed the dedication and collaboration between five local governments but reflected how the regions had worked together for the good of tourism in the Peel.

�Since their installation, the signs have created a heightened awareness of Peel and a link for drivers between the five different areas,�� she said.

Tourism Minister Kim Hames said overnight and daytrip visitors spent an estimated $408 million in Peel last year and it was important to support tourism events with effective signage and awareness campaigns.

The signs highlight and create aware- ness of the products, experiences and businesses on offer in Peel and build on the work of Mandurah and Peel Tourism Organisation to boost and strengthen tourism in the region.

The Peel Region, through the Peel Regional Leaders Forum, was awarded $1.1 million via the Country Local Government Fund to deliver the tourism signage.