Visitors will now find it easier to arrive at the Australian Standing Stones site. As part of improved promotion of the Australian Standing Stones, nine (9) new brown and white tourist signs have been installed by Glen Innes Severn Council at all key directional locations on both the New England and the Gwydir Highways. The Australian Standing Stones were created some 25 years ago, as a monument to our Celtic ancestry. They have become a key and unique visitor attraction for the Glen Innes Highlands.
Council’s Director of Development, Planning and Regulatory Services, Graham Price, said the signage will consistently direct visitors coming to town from any direction to the Australian Standing Stones site. “The new signs are large and clear and include symbols to indicate the facilities available including the café at the site,” Mr Price said.
Chair of the Australian Standing Stones Management Board (ASSMB), Mrs Judi Toms, noted that the signage upgrade is one part of the long term plan for the site. “We have been working on improving the Australian Standing Stones site for several years now, with improvements including sealing of the carpark, a new and much improved information display, and a ground level plaque at the centre of the Stones to indicate the key layout of the Stones. Painting of infrastructure at the site, including the toilets and shelters, is currently under way,” Mrs Toms said.
The improvements have been made possible through a combination of funding from Council, the ASSMB and the Glen Innes Opportunity Shop. “The support of the Glen Innes Opportunity Shop has been greatly appreciated,” said Mrs Toms.