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Who manufactures ACT street signs?

By La_Tour_Maubourg - 14 October 2014 14

Hi All.

Anyone else noticed the lack of proof-reading street signs?

Forrest Dr, National Arboretum (should read Forest Dr)

Form 2 Lane, Yarra Glen (lack of plural)

Recycling Center, throughout Gungahlin Town Centre (that American influence…)

Surely there are some others out there. Are the signs manufactured locally? If so wouldn’t the sign-producers know better? Who lets the final design submitted to be produced without proof reading?! Not very difficult…

What’s Your opinion?


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14 Responses to
Who manufactures ACT street signs?
astrojax 3:44 am 16 Oct 14

Rustygear said :

>Form 2 Lane, Yarra Glen (lack of plural)

Well, that’s better than Form 2 Lane’s

yes, that would be grosser…

John Moulis 7:14 pm 15 Oct 14

Nail said :

Top Shelf Signs used to make a lot of ACT street/road signs. I think they’re a bit on the outer now because of the political leanings of the proprietors… It’s a shame, those guys could really spell!

I remember the old wooden street signs when I was a kid. Some of those were bizarre. For example when the sign for Clarkson St fell off/was swiped it was replaced by a sign where the name didn’t start until halfway along. It started at the normal width but had a very tight squeeze from the third letter to the end to fit it all in. How it was ever put up like that is a total mystery. The wooden signs were replaced by the current metal ones in the late 1970s.

Madam Cholet 1:16 pm 15 Oct 14

niftydog said :

screaming banshee said :

Its one thing to pay a lot to receive a good service but for the amount we are paying the municipal services in this town are pathetic.

I posted three things to ‘fix my street’ last Tuesday. By mid-morning Wednesday work had commenced on all three sites, and by the following Monday the work was completed.

I understand the ACT government even stepped in to replace a shade sail over the playground at my local shops. This despite the fact it should have been done by the land owner, but had been neglected.

Fixing a spelling mistake on a street sign just isn’t high on the priorities list.

However, if you listen to ABC radio there’s an ad that says you have to call Chief Minister talk back to get anything done. Always makes me wonder when I hear it who thought it was a good idea to advertise the fact that nothing will happen in Canberra unless you escalate it to the CM every other Friday on the radio. It’s like CCing someone’s manager to make them get a wriggle on!

dkNigs 12:16 pm 15 Oct 14

I loved travelling Vietnam and seeing the variation of the pedestrian crossing signs that were obviously hand made locally. Some of them looked like slenderman!

niftydog 10:20 am 15 Oct 14

screaming banshee said :

Its one thing to pay a lot to receive a good service but for the amount we are paying the municipal services in this town are pathetic.

I posted three things to ‘fix my street’ last Tuesday. By mid-morning Wednesday work had commenced on all three sites, and by the following Monday the work was completed.

I understand the ACT government even stepped in to replace a shade sail over the playground at my local shops. This despite the fact it should have been done by the land owner, but had been neglected.

Fixing a spelling mistake on a street sign just isn’t high on the priorities list.

Nail 9:57 am 15 Oct 14

Top Shelf Signs used to make a lot of ACT street/road signs. I think they’re a bit on the outer now because of the political leanings of the proprietors… It’s a shame, those guys could really spell!

screaming banshee 6:57 am 15 Oct 14

I dont have an issue with mistakes as such, but having lodged a fixmystreet request several years ago to correct a misspelling on my street, I do have an issue with it never having been fixed.

Its one thing to pay a lot to receive a good service but for the amount we are paying the municipal services in this town are pathetic.

roznoz 10:53 pm 14 Oct 14

there probably made in gaol like number plates…..well thats how it used to be..

Rustygear 8:42 pm 14 Oct 14

>Form 2 Lane, Yarra Glen (lack of plural)

Well, that’s better than Form 2 Lane’s

joingler 8:13 pm 14 Oct 14

There is a sign saying Hayden Drive (instead of Haydon) when you cross on the cycle path near CIT Bruce

m_ratt 6:36 pm 14 Oct 14

Nullabor Ave in Harrison (on roundabout with Kings Canyon St).
Pretty sure there’s at least one Girrahween/Girrawheen mistake too (though Girrawheen is how it’s spelt in Perth)

Even worse than asking who does QC on manufacture, is asking who performs acceptance on behalf of the Territory?

And Forest Drive at the Arboretum is named for the tree theme, not the person.

dungfungus 3:09 pm 14 Oct 14

There are examples of these spelling mistakes all over the Territory.
It must be a real problem elsewhere given that we are the best educated and most articulate people in Australia.

Antagonist 11:44 am 14 Oct 14

“Forrest Dr, National Arboretum (should read Forest Dr)”

If it is named after Sir John Forrest (like the suburb) the spelling is correct. There is no excuse for the American spelling of ‘centre’.

Holden Caulfield 11:07 am 14 Oct 14

The company who makes the sign would (presumably) just use the artwork that is supplied to them.

Which means…

It’s the government’s fault!

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