For your information there is a petition at The Cottage Bakery – McLaren Vale and several other shops and going the rounds on social media http://chn.ge/1i1lpPa for the reinstatement of entrance signs to McLaren Vale.
Staff of McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism
Cr Gail Kilby, Deputy Mayor
Cr Wayne Olsen
Cr Yvonne Wenham
Reinstate the winery signs at the entrance to McLaren Vale. Give the wine region the status it deserves. Negotiations between McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism and the City of Onkaparinga need to re-commence and find a solution.
I didn’t have any involvement in this but I support what they are asking for. I understand that in 2013 construction of the McLaren Vale overpass meant the removal of some of the McLaren Vale entrance signs. Negotiations between the City of Onkaparinga and McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism were unable to find a suitable location to reinstate these signs, so in the interest of fairness, all the signs were removed. The petition asks reinstate the winery signs at the entrance to McLaren Vale and give the wine region the status it deserves. It calls for negotiations between MVGWTA and the City of Onkparinga to recommence and to work fitting entry statement that recognises our local businesses.
I have signed it today, please feel free to join me.