A billboard in the city’s east has sold out for the fourth time in as many months.
The lamar advertising billboard is the latest in a long line of lamar signs that have been knocked down.
“I’m just very frustrated,” the owner of the billboard told news.com, “I’m not sure what to do.”
He has lost about $600,000 worth of the lamars worth $4,000 each.
“It’s a really big deal to get a billboard up and running in the morning when there’s a lot of traffic and it’s not quite done yet,” he said.
“This is a big issue and it just doesn’t feel right.”
Lamar billboard owner, David Leung, said he did not expect it to sell out like this.
“What I’m doing is trying to put up a billboard that is going to have the message of the people of New South Wales and Victoria,” he told news,com.
“The idea is to get people to go and visit the town of Lachlan and get the word out there and bring more people into the town and maybe even get some new businesses to come and stay in Lachlang.”
The billboard is located near the former Victorian Premier’s Office in the east of the city.
The state’s biggest local government body, the Victorian Government, has said it was looking at alternatives to the billboard.
“We understand the importance of having a strong local government presence in the town,” Minister for Planning and Regional Development, Greg Pearce, told newscom.com last week.
“However, we recognise the challenges of maintaining the business viability of the town centre and are taking a closer look at options to reduce the size of the billboards and other signage in the area.”
The town council said it would not be commenting on the matter.
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