A SIGN showing visitors they have arrived at Mount Camel may be removed or altered to stop any motorist confusion during emergency situations.
The sign along the Toolleen-Cornella Road tells drivers they have arrived at Mount Camel, a high-point Toolleen resident Frank Oliver says is four-and-a-half kilometres to the south.
"My concern is that if something happens out there, which has occurred along that road before, people are going to say they are at Mount Camel," he said.
If a crash did happen, ambulances from Heathcote or Rochester could take roughly 30 minutes to reach Mount Camel, Mr Oliver feared, with more time spent moving north to Toolleen-Cornella Road.
The visitor information sign was erected after the Campaspe Shire was approached by the community, the council's economic and community services general manager Keith Oberin said.
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“In considering sign placement regulations, it was put up at the closest possible point to the area on a road under council’s control," he said.
“If this location is perceived as confusing to the general public, council will adjust or remove the sign entirely.
Mount Camel and the Toolleen-Cornella Road sit close to the shire's southernmost boundary, according to Victorian Electoral Commission maps.
A rural area known as Mount Camel sits further south across the border with the City of Greater Bendigo, according to the maps.
Between there and the sign are two high-points in a range of hills and mountains that stretch north as far as Corop, according to Google Maps.
One of the high-points is over 400 metres above sea level, the other more than 360 metres.
The sign was placed northwards at Chinamans Bend, where the Toolleen Cornella Road climbs to 325 metres above sea level.
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