Client: Shire of Yarra Ranges
Location: Yarra Ranges Shire: Lilydale to Warburton via Mt Evelyn, Wandin, Seville, Killara Glen, Woori Yallock, Launching Place, Yarra Junction, Wesburn and Millgrove
Scope: Signage audit for the 44km Lilydale to Warburton Rail Train route; wayfinding strategy.
Budget: Delivered within budget: $10,000
Timeline: Delivered on time: May to August 2010
Team: Mike Heine and Steve Jones
In 2010, the Shire of Yarra Ranges engaged HeineJones to conduct a comprehensive audit of wayfinding signage needs for the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail.
HeineJones recommended a system incorporating identification, promotional, orientation, directional, regulatory, cautionary and interpretive signs. Clear branding, design and production quality to meet Australian and international principles and standards for premier tourism precincts was also recommended.
HeineJones presented the Shire of Yarra Ranges with a 66-page report detailing recommendations on marketing, branding, mapping, infrastructure, wayfinding strategies and signage for the Rail Trail. This enabled the Shire of Yarra Ranges to secure stakeholder support for its vision for the trail as a major tourism and recreational asset.