|14 August 2018
In a joint decision made by Wattle Range Council and the Penola District Business & Tourism Association (PDBATA) the Penola Town Entrance Statement project will be deferred until the completion of the second stage of the Penola Bypass.
Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Ben Gower explained the rationale behind the decision. “Given that the Liberal Party made an election promise to complete the Bypass, it makes sense to delay the project to ensure the final locations for the Entrance Statements are optimised. This will also allow us to pursue efficiencies that can be achieved through utilising bypass infrastructure - like new electricity connections to assist with illuminating the Statements.”
"As Council will be working closely with the Department of Transport on this project, we will be resuming primary project management responsibilities. That said, we will continue to work very closely with PDBATA on their design and final placement. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of PDBATA who have contributed to this project and we look forward to working with the Association through to its completion."
For further information please contact:
Ben Gower, Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (08) 8733 0900