Interpretation Design, Signage System, Soundscapes, Brochures, Collateral
To recognise the ANZAC Centenary, Parks Victoria undertook a significant reinterpretation of the iconic Point Nepean National Park site, Fort Nepean, the location of the historical first shot of the British Empire of World War I.
Through extensive research and consultation we unravelled the stories of this incredible site and these stories are told through the interpretative suite of signage (over 100 signs), motion triggered soundscapes (within the gun emplacements and tunnels), life-size silhouettes of historical figures walking through the park, self-guided brochure. The design sought to focus sensitively on the natural and historical significance of the site so as not to overtake the space and minimise impact on the heritage listed site.
This milestone interpretation project contributes to a combination of on ground conservation, visitor access improvements and public programs at Point Nepean that will provide current and future generations with an enduring connection to the site and its significance to Australia’s military history.