Signs of Christmas for Elwood

147195 Road-sign lover Elwood Majewski with VicRoads employees.

ALTHOUGH Christmas is a month away, a special present arrived early for one youngster at the VicRoads Fulton Hogan depot in Geelong.
Elwood Majewski is a three-year-old autistic boy from Ocean Grove with a love for road signs and road safety.
This month Elwood took a guided tour of the depot, met staff and received two shiny new signs from VicRoads Manager, Operations, Nigel Powers.
“As an organisation we are interested in community and families,” Nigel said.
“So when we heard about Elwood and his keen interest in road signs, we saw it as a genuine opportunity to help.”
Elwood’s mother Stephanie Majewski said the tour was a dream come true for her son.
“VicRoads has certainly gone above and beyond by helping us get a brand-new sign for Elwood’s bedroom wall,” she said.
“We were thrilled that they offered him a tour of the depot as well.”
The event concluded with Nigel thanking the family for spending some time with VicRoads staff.
“VicRoads has a major focus on community and road safety and this occasion is an excellent opportunity for us to engage with an enthusiastic young boy and his family,” he said.
“VicRoads celebrates diversity and it is a pleasure for us to do something special for this little boy.”
He said he hoped the tour would create long-lasting memories for Elwood and his family.
The event was hosted by VicRoads and South West Maintenance Alliance Manager, Peter Stringer.
The depot is home to the VicRoads and Fulton Hogan alliance team which, in September, commenced a road maintenance and improvement program in the region, worth approximately $40 million per year.