NEW town entry signs for are being rolled out across Snowy River Shire Council.
The project is part of council's strategy to boost economic development and tourism, general manager Joseph Vescio said.
"Economic development and tourism is something that our community has identified as a priority for our Shire. This is just one way that Council can support the community in achieving this priority."
The first phase of the project will see the installation of five signs throughout the Shire starting with the removal of the Berridale Town entry sign on the Cooma side. The new signage design incorporates existing infrastructure from the old signs which is being used by a local contractor to build the jigs and artwork.
"Council was so pleased that our new signage designs enabled the existing infrastructure to be reused and recycled," Mr Vescio said.
"This is keeping in line with our Community Strategic Plan objective- "Sustaining our environment for life.
"Not only have we reduced our impact on the environment, we have also managed to reduce the overall cost of the project by engaging the services of talented local contractors."
Construction of the first sign is planned for Berridale. Installation of the sign body is due in mid July and the rock footing is being fitted by local Stone Masons soon after.
The other four town signs will be located in Adaminaby, Dalgety and Jindabyne, including a Shire entry sign at Cooma boundary.
The remaining signs will be installed fortnightly following completion of each individual installation.
The next phase of Council's branding project includes Shire banners that will be located through each of our towns.
This project is still at the planning stage and will involve input from each of the towns Chambers of Commerce and Tourism Snowy Mountains.