PROGRESS on the Warners Bay Community Garden in Eleebana has slowed, pending a decision on road signs.
Lake Macquarie councillors have referred the matter back to the council's traffic facilities and road safety committee.
The committee originally proposed 17 parking, no-stopping and no right-turn signs for Cherry Road, parallel to the reserve where the garden will be built.
Councillor Kay Fraser argued residents along this road would be unhappy to have their view of the reserve obstructed by that many signs.
The garden has come under fire from residents since the Warners Bay Community Group development application was approved by the council in 2012.
The installation of road signs marks the start of the first stage of construction.