Why don’t we have a suburb sign?

Something that comes up every few months is our missing suburb sign.  Crace would have to be one of very few suburbs in Canberra without a sign.  Why did we miss out, can we do anything about it, and do we want to?

Crace was developed by a partnership led by CIC Australia.  Other partners include Land Development Agency, Defence Housing Australia, Community Housing Canberra and Tatebrook Pty Limited.  When asked about our suburb sign, CIC Australia advised that it was an intentional omission.  This decision was made to try and avoid Crace looking like an exclusive estate, separate from Gungahlin.  Other suburbs of a similar age and demographic to Crace don’t seem to have this problem.

On to the next question – can we do anything about it?  If people power has shown us anything so far, then the answer is “of course”.  The combined voice of our suburb has been listened to before, and that shouldn’t change any time soon.  CIC Australia have advised that they don’t intend to pay for a sign, and that is between them, the ACT Government, and their contract.  If CIC won’t pay, but no other suburbs have had to fund their own sign, I can’t imagine that being the end result in Crace.

Finally, do we want to do anything about it?  Some people won’t care, some people will prefer the current situation, and some have already let us know that they want to see a sign.  What do you think?

Should Crace have a suburb sign?

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4 thoughts on “Why don’t we have a suburb sign?

  • July 3, 2017 at 10:29 pm
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    I Really want our suburb crace name would be displayed at the front. It will give us a well reputation for our suburb

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  • July 4, 2017 at 9:59 am
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    Crace seems to be neglected now from all the stringent conditions it had in place while bring developed.

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  • September 25, 2017 at 7:28 pm
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    We actually do now have a sign, it’s been there for almost two weeks! It’s the same as the Coombs one.

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    • September 26, 2017 at 9:49 am
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      Yep, there are now 2 suburb signs, though neither of them anywhere near entries to Crace. One is way over at the Barton Highway and Gundaroo Drive intersection, and the other is at the intersection of Nudurr Drive and Gundaroo Drive.

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