Locals are furious about a mysterious sign that appeared on the roadside at the Queensland-New South Wales border after it was left up for a week despite a glaring spelling error.
Worst of all, neither the state government nor Gold Coast City Council will admit they erected the sign, reports Fairfax media. The Department of Main Roads said Kent St was a council road therefore it was not responsible for signs. Meanwhile, council said the sign was the responsibility of State Government.
The sign has now been removed, but it will have done nothing for the reputation of Queensland, which was, for a brief five-year period, referred to as “the Smart State”, until then premier Campbell Newman decided not to renew the trademark in 2008.
Mistakes happen, but still, you’d think that someone would have picked this one up before it was concreted into the ground!
Here are another couple of sabotaged road signs, to give you a giggle today:
— Bowery Boogie (@boweryboogie) January 25, 2016
— Express Auto (@expressauto) December 5, 2015