To be fair the design part of the budget was 'only' half a million, or $599,500 to be exact. The remaining was taken up by research and consulting fees.
Having worked for government departments and knowing tortuous route, and the endless committee meetings it takes to come to a decision I understand how the time and costs can quickly add up.
Still, a couple of swooshes with dot and word mark does seem a little extravagant at that price.
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