Lack of signs causes frustration

Noosa is the capital of the visitor run-around according to frustrated business folk who believe sign-posting in town has gone to hell in a roundabout way.

To listen to these frustrated business people talk at the Noosa Chamber of Commerce meeting in Tewantin last Tuesday, it sounds like handing out directions to local destinations is harder than cosmic navigation.

At least the stars in the galaxy have convenient names to help astral travellers plot their way.

Along Noosa’s main roadway there are just anonymous roundabouts – unidentified turning objects sucking newcomers into Noosa’s navigational abyss.

Half of the 62 business folk who attended this week’s Noosa Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting in Tewantin wanted action on local signage.

There was one suggestion to name local roundabouts to make giving local directions feasible, while another was for at least numbering them.

The meeting was told that those who liked to find their way around by internet were in for a rude shock if they were looking for Noosa Junction.

One unhappy business person said anyone typing in this destination on and hitting the search button would arrive at Noosa Waters – because the Junction lacked official geographical clout.

“What do you mean Noosa Junction is a figment of our imagination?” meeting facilitator Rick Cooper asked.

Local business people also want the chamber to go in to bat for them with the Sunshine Coast council so they can have the same rights as their southern Coast counterparts in flying the flag for their businesses.

They complained that using advertising banners in Noosa led to fines, while signage in Noosa was overall smaller than in other parts of the Coast.

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