Old signs are bringing down the look of the northern approach to Warwick.
Old signs are bringing down the look of the northern approach to Warwick. Shannon Newley

Bad signs for town

THERE may be billboards labelling Warwick as a tidy town scattered throughout the state but it's the signs leading in to the Rose City which have gained attention as eyesores.

LJ Hooker Warwick principal Rob Finlay said the dilapidated and rusted signs were no way to greet tourists coming from the northern approach to town.

"They should be maintained to a reasonable standard and there should be some sort of uniformity," he said.

The lookout tower off Glen Rd was also a target for Mr Finlay.

"At the lookout there is a metal structure and it's terrible, they need to pull it down and sell it off for scrap metal," he said.

Heading back to the north, the gravel pit at the corner of Oxenham St and Alexandra Dr also attracted some unwanted attention.

"Surely they could put it somewhere else, but the town presents well overall," he said.

Wade Real Estate agent Denis Courtney also weighed in on the debate and had his own issues with the northern approached to Warwick.

"The highway, when it was in a bad condition, it just doesn't look good with the terrible road leading into town," he said.

"I know it's the Federal Government but they need to do a fair dinkum job of fixing it.

"And the signs are weathered and don't look as attractive as they could."

He said the old service station on the corner of Wood and Wallace Sts - which had succumbed to vandals over the years - was another ugly eyesore.

"But there is something being done with it," Mr Courtney said.

But overall Mr Courtney said he thought the Rose City was one of the prettiest places to live.

"By and large Warwick is pretty neat and tidy," he said.

Helen Harm of Helen Harm Real Estate said she saw a couple of issues but on balance thing weren't too bad.

"I have been to many places and I think it's a lovely town to live in," she said.

"Yeah, there are bits and pieces."

Overgrown allotments and dilapidated and crumbling buildings - especially along the highway and on Wood St - were also on the top of the list of some of the eyesores on Warwick's streetscape.


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