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