Interpretation project

A project that improves and enriches a heritage experience by helping visitors to develop a strong sense of understanding and appreciation of a place. The project must relate to, or include, a State Registered place or precinct.

Winner: Perth Railway Precinct (Yagan Square)

Yagan Square is deserving of its position as the winner of this category, demonstrating how exemplary heritage interpretation can transform an underutilised site into a distinctive destination that enriches a city. Layers of Aboriginal stories, integrated artworks, distinct landscaping and creative digital technologies are combined with uniquely Western Australian architecture and amenities.

The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority’s comprehensive interpretation process has delivered a destination to celebrate the past and enrich the future for locals and tourists, by subtly elevating visitors’ knowledge, interest and experience of the site’s unique history.

  • Yagan Square - Architecture featuring WA materials
    Yagan Square - Architecture featuring WA materials
  • Event space at Yagan Square
    Event space at Yagan Square
  • Aerial view of Yagan Square
    Aerial view of Yagan Square
  • Yagan Square within Horseshoe Bridge
    Yagan Square within Horseshoe Bridge
  • Yagan Square event space
    Yagan Square event space
  • Waterline - public art that reflects areas past as an important lake system
    Waterline - public art that reflects areas past as an important lake system
  • Wirin - 9m sculpture embodies the spirit and culture of the Noongar people
    Wirin - 9m sculpture embodies the spirit and culture of the Noongar people
  • Legacy of advertising - Horseshoe Bridge 1966 and 2018
    Legacy of advertising - Horseshoe Bridge 1966 and 2018
  • Legacy of produce - Old Perth Markets 1931 and Market Hall inside Yagan Square 2018
    Legacy of produce - Old Perth Markets 1931 and Market Hall inside Yagan Square 2018
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Commendation: Woodman Point (Woodman Point Quarantine Station Heritage Trail)

The Woodman Point Quarantine Station Heritage Trail shares the unique history of a relatively unknown part of Western Australia's history. 
Combining interpretive displays, informative signs, audio trail and an interactive digital app experience, the trail can connect with a wide audience and allow for individual connections with the place, the quarantine process, its stories and its people.

  • External Sign example - Crematorium
    External Sign example - Crematorium
  • Fumigator restoration and luggage display
    Fumigator restoration and luggage display
  • Interpretation display - main office
    Interpretation display - main office
  • Interpretation display - major diseases
    Interpretation display - major diseases
  • Sign content example - Clarence Township
    Sign content example - Clarence Township
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