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.

ArtGeo Courthouse interpretation and upgrade, Busselton

The Old Courthouse in Busselton, part of the ArtGeo Cultural Complex managed by the City of Busselton, consists of a series of heritage-listed buildings dating from 1860 to 1906. Their original purpose was to house Busselton’s judicial and administrative functions from the colonial era until 1976. The project aimed to establish ArtGeo Cultural Complex as a vibrant destination where art and heritage meet. By using engaging stories and images with the original condition of the buildings, visitors are able to develop a strong sense of understanding and appreciation of the site.

Donnybrook Goods Shed and Station Square

The Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup through the Royalties for Regions Program has restored the heritage-listed Goods Shed and revitalised the Railway Precinct into a new heart for Donnybrook town centre, renamed Station Square. The Goods Shed has been adapted for reuse as a food and beverage operation. Within it, the visitor is presented, in overt and incidental means, to the history of the town, the industries, and the people that have shaped Donnybrook.

Station Square reinforces the relationship between the Goods Shed, Railway Station and the Station Master’s House with the main street of Donnybrook, which developed around what was once the busiest railway station in the South West.

Esperance Tanker Jetty replacement and interpretation

The Replacement Jetty in Esperance showcases how innovative interpretation strategies can capture the important meanings and cultural values of a heritage place, through all phases of design and construction, even when the fabric of the place itself will be dramatically changed through de-construction. The design team, led by H+H Architects, assisted the Shire of Esperance in realising the continuation of cultural heritage values of this iconic landmark so that it can continue to be enjoyed by current and future generations.


MissionsConnect is the first immersive technological tool of its kind in Australia that is effective as a heritage repository. It documents the State heritage-listed site of Mogumber mission. It further captures the intangible heritage, the memories and lived experiences of the Stolen Generations Survivors of Mogumber. It narrates their stories within a Virtual Reality reconstruction of these places, providing a decolonised narrative of a significant period and place.

Wadjemup Museum

The Wadjemup Museum is housed in the beautiful Old Mill & Hay Store on Rottnest Island. The Rottnest Island Authority engaged Creative Spaces to update the existing displays in order to attract a younger audience, and keep up-to-date with modern museum methods of storytelling. The vision was to reinvigorate the museum with new exhibits that include both contemporary and historic stories of the island's history whilst being sensitive to the Aboriginal heritage of the island.

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