WRONG TURN: Incorrect signage directing visitors to Old Man Lagoon in Chinchilla.
WRONG TURN: Incorrect signage directing visitors to Old Man Lagoon in Chinchilla. Contributed

Wrong turn ahead

CHINCHILLA resident Lois Fields noticed something wasn't quite right with the new signs directing visitors to local tourist spots a few weeks back.

Mrs Fields said the two new signs, on either side of Wondai Rd, directing motorists to Old Man Lagoon were incorrect.

"One says 300 metres on the left when it's actually on your right,” she said.

"Another sign for Round Waterhole is on the wrong side of the road in both directions.”

The decision to make signs for these spots has puzzled Mrs Fields.

"I don't know the idea behind putting the signs up,” Mrs Fields said.

"It's a lovely spot but there's nothing.

"I've never seen such signage for such an inconspicuous spot.”

The spot is known to residents as the place to go for water sports before the Chinchilla Weir was built.

"In the 1940s it was where they (residents) used to learn how to swim,” she said.

Mrs Fields believes the new signs have increased traffic to the area, putting pressure on its facilities.

"Now that they've advertised it, we've got caravans there in the multitudes,”

"You used to see one or two caravans a week but now you see one or two a day.

"Hardly a days goes past now that a caravan's not there.

"It's put pressure on this spot with no facilities.

"I reckon they need to put some toilets in.”

A Western Downs Regional Council spokesperson said they were aware of the issues and were dealing directly with the Department of Transport and Main Roads to resolve them.

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