NEW signs are now pointing the way into Hastings.
Two years in the planning, the signs have created an “iconic” entrance to the town and “pinpoint Hastings as the main gateway to Western Port”, says Cr David Garnock.
He said the signs were the result of a partnership between Mornington Peninsula Shire, Western Port Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Western Port Tourism Association.
The project aimed to create a sign that captured the “essence” of what makes Hastings “such a great place to visit”.
Cr Garnock said this included the need to highlight the “historically successful co-existence of heavy industry in a sensitive marine environment, and the strong community partnerships between industry, business, tourism and community that underpin this township’s resilience and spirit”.
He also hoped the sign will “entice more day trippers to call in to Hastings to enjoy its magnificent parks, walking tracks and beautiful coastal scenery and to, of course, spend their money with our local businesses”.
Using products from BlueScope Steel the sign was fabricated and installed by Westernport Signs, Western Port Laser Cutting, Hastings Steel and D & T Webster.