NEW signage reflecting the unique rural character of the Oberon region is set to be rolled out across the district thanks to funding from the NSW Government.
Bathurst MP Paul Toole today announced a grant of $210,000 to Oberon Council to replacing the existing signs.
He said the aim of the grant from the Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund aims to promote Oberon to a wider audience of visitors, tourists and potential business.
"The new signage will take into consideration the area’s farming history, unique geology of karst systems that are part of the iconic Jenolan Caves as well as softwood plantations and timber manufacturing industries that are the mainstay of Oberon’s economy," Mr Toole said.
"It also includes the natural beauty of the rolling hills, rivers, natural bushland and forestry plantations that define Oberon's natural landscape, emphasising its status as a beautiful place to live, work and visit."
Mr Toole said the new, co-ordinated signage will connect village identity to the township of Oberon and in doing so help develop a sense of pride among Oberon LGA's 5,300 residents while also welcoming and inspiring visitors to explore the area’s natural beauty.
"While promoting the villages’ individual character, the project also aims to allow easy navigation around town facilities and parks," he said.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the roll out of the second round projects takes Stronger Country Communities funding to $300 million.
"The Regional Growth is employing local tradies, putting local suppliers to work and providing the right environment to operate regional businesses," he said.