New signs welcome visitors to Canberra
Visitors to Canberra will be greeted by sparkly new signs showcasing some of the territory’s tourist gems such as hot air ballooning over Lake Burley Griffin and mountain biking at Stromlo Forest Park.
Four signs have been installed at major arterial roads leading into Canberra, including the Monaro, Federal and Barton highways and Pialligo Avenue.
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr with one of the new Welcome to Canberra signs. Photo: Supplied
They were unveiled on Monday, just weeks out from the start of international flights between Canberra, Singapore and Wellington.
The signs feature images showcasing Canberra such as bushwalking at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and exploring the National Arboretum.
They will be accompanied by signs recognising Canberra’s relationships with Nara in Japan, Beijing in China, Wellington in New Zealand and Dili in East Timor.
Chief Minister Andrew Barr said the signs offered visitors an “impressive welcome to Canberra”.
Tourism contributes $2 billion to the ACT’s economy and employs 16,400 people and represents 5.7 per cent of the territory’s gross state product.