Commercial properties urged to display new street numbers

20 February, 2013Posted in: Development

Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging all commercial properties to display their street numbers and shop numbers as part of a new safety initiative.

The CBD Addressing Initiative has been introduced first to the Bowral CBD before applying the project across the Shire.

The CBD Addressing Project requests property owners in the commercial precinct of Bowral to clearly and prominently display standardised street number signage.

Council’s Spatial Projects Officer Jan Giblin said the scheme was designed to bring numerous benefits.

“Being able to easily locate any business, anywhere in the Shire, is good for everyone. Apart from looking professional, the signs are intended to help customers and couriers quickly find their shop fronts,” said Ms Giblin.

“However the main reason we’re asking commercial property owners and shopkeepers to support the scheme is to assist Emergency Services to locate their premises without confusion or delay. The timely delivery of all emergency services can be critical.”

Initially the onus was placed upon the property owner to organise their own street number signage but we have streamlined and reinvigorated the CBD Addressing Project by making it possible for property owners to purchase the quality standards signage directly from Council.

The street number signs can be viewed and ordered from Council’s Customer Service Counter located in the Moss Vale Civic Centre or by calling Council on phone 4868 0888.

The high quality signs have been printed in yellow reflective numbering on black gloss acrylic for ease of identification.

For more information on the CBD Addressing Project, including correct positioning of signs, contact Council’s Customer Services Team on phone 4868 0888 or Council’s Spatial Projects Officer on phone 4868 0875.

“Sometimes Emergency Services have only minutes to respond to a call for help,” said Ms Giblin.

“Displaying your street number really can save a life.”