New signs slammed

BAD SIGN: Dale Price has criticised signs recently erected in the Wattle Range Council region.

A Wattle Range residents has branded signs spruiking work funded by the Federal Government as a “waste of money.”

The ten signs, which have been installed near the five newly-built intersections in the Wattle Range Council area were only erected recently, although work on the roads was completed last year.

Resident Dale Price has raised concerns over signs installed by the Federal Government

“My concern is there are two of these signs for the five intersections, and it is over the top in terms of acknowledgment,” he said.

“It doesn’t actually acknowledge the people who actually undertook the work.

“I am delighted with the intersections, they are a big improvement, but we see lots of improvements that are undertaken by governments and they are not acknowledged in this way.”

He said the money spent on the signs would have bene better used elsewhere.

“The money that was allocated for this task could have been better used in actually improving the surface of the road, but instead it is designed to capture attention in an election.”

A spokesperson for the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications said that the government merely funded the project.

“Recipients of Australian Government-funded infrastructure projects may be required to erect signage at project sites for community awareness of the works and acknowledgement of funding partners.

“Cost and installation of signs are a matter for project partners and funding recipients.”

However, the SA’s Department for Infrastructure and Transport referred the matter to the federal department.

Wattle Range Council were unable to comment as the work was not undertaken by them.