Oratia Gateway Signs Please!

At the Waitakere Ranges Local Board December  Meeting, Secretary, Penny Sparks , spoke on behalf of the Oratia Ratepayers & Residents requesting Gateway Signage for Oratia.

At last years AGM the Oratia R&R highlighted the lack of visual identity for Oratia village.  The town’s main sign used to be the signwriting on the Oratia Settlers Hall but this is now gone.   Members expressed a desire at the AGM for  Gateway signage to strengthen our village’s identity, which would also promote traffic calming.   Some fabulous examples exist at Huia, Henderson Valley, Titirangi.    Signage is also a  traditional part of the visual identity of a fruit growing community.

The work on the Oratia Village Masterplan is now complete  after a lot of considered work from the community, the council , and the design team (Isthmus Group).  The plan sugested both the  placement and  a design direction for the signs and the community feedback was favourable.

So let’s get started!  While the rest of the plan is going through a longer process, we requested permission to get rolling on the signs.

Below is the letter tabled with  the  Waitakere Ranges Local board, a link to the Local Board Minutes and the excerpt from the Oratia Village Masterplan.


Concept images including signage design direction

Leter to local board please proceed with gateway signs

Waitakere Ranges Local Board 12 December 2013 Minutes – Open Forum Request for Gateway Signage by Penny Sparks on behalf of Oratia R&R Committee