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Parks & Recreation

QR codes trial for city's signage

Published: 13 Aug 2021 9:24am

Learning more about the history of local sportsgrounds and the people they are named after will be the focus of a new trial around venue signage approved by Wagga Wagga City Council this week.

At their 9 August Ordinary Meeting, Councillors endorsed trialling the inclusion of a QR code on at least one existing sportsground sign which digitally links back to web-based information about the person.

It was approved after Council received a report highlighting that interpretive signage which outlines the history of a local sportsground is one way to improve recognition of the ground and its namesake.

Council Strategic Asset Planner Ben Creighton said the use of QR codes was an extension of that report.

“Council has resolved to trial the QR code on at least one of our signs,” Mr Creighton said.

“This is one way we can cost-effectively utilise technology to provide information to members of the public who are interested about the local history of our sportsgrounds.

“We expect a trial could take place for six months to gauge the success of that before re-visiting our signage upgrades.”

Mr Creighton said QR codes could also be utilised on other signage around the city as an important tool in getting information to residents and visitors.

“It’s certainly something we are considering where signage needs to be interpreted in a number of languages,” Mr Creighton said.

“This will assist Council to expand its warnings and safety messages in a number of languages, especially in areas such as the Riverside precinct.”

Council will consider which ground to trial the QR code before having it implemented in the near future.