Interpretive Signs

Interpretive Signs

The Interpretive signage program is meeting a fundamental human desire to connect people meaningfully with their place in its three activity centres, Dandenong Springvale and Noble Park. 

Interpretive signs tell the stories of significant people, buildings and landscapes to engage viewers through text and image; encouraging an emotive connection; creating a point of interest and enhancing the experience of the place. 

Background

Council believes our places should be loved by its community and meet the needs of people no matter their age, cultural background, gender or economic status.

The Interpretive signs are part of an ongoing place making program to influence the way public places are understood by residents and visitors.  Local narratives and stories of the place contribute to the cultural landscape and foster a sense of identity and pride in the community.

Design

With a bold design developed by Heine Jones, a leading Melbourne design consultancy, the signs have been steadily rolled out since 2012 forming a trail of significant sites and stories.

Their striking format is easily recognisable. They feature a brief story, an image and hero words that reach from the end of the sign, making them identifiable from a distance. 

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Boyd Lane was named after the Boyd family who owned and operated Gippsland Hardware Company.
Welcome to Buckley Lane – named after one of the area’s pioneers – Alan Frank Buckley.
Copas Park was named after Tom Copas, a local horticulturalist who planted a beautiful garden here in the 1950s.
Opened in 1904 by John Crump, the Crump General Store was a prominent Dandenong business.
Like most Masonic buildings, the architecture of this Temple refers to the traditions and rituals of the Freemasons.
Halpin Way was named in recognition of Sister Ann Halpin and her significant contribution to the community.
Welcome to the site of The Lindsay Williams Crossing, named after H L (Lindsay) Williams.
This site is owned by the people of Noble Park and has been an important meeting place for over 100 years.
Welcome to Patchell Lane, which is named after Bruce Patchell OAM. 
Welcome to Settlers Square, which is named in celebration of the people who have made Dandenong their home.
Welcome to Springvale's first community hospital, now known as the Springvale Community Health Centre.