City of Melville
Wireless Hill Interpretive Signage
Wireless Hill has always been a significant site for communication. It was one of Australia’s first telecommunications stations in WA and played an important role in both World Wars, relaying messages from ship to shore. The interpretive signage leads users of the park on a journey of discovery about the region; its European heritage, its aboriginal history as a lookout and meeting place and its environmental significance.
The signs have been made with cast cement bases, COR-TEN and aluminium. These signs are also designed to function as seat for people to relax and admire the view of the river and native bushland. Media on Mars also designed the pavers around the perimeter of the site and some larger cast letter signage. This project is stage one of a much larger Interpretive Signage Project and we are looking forward to working with Steve and the City of Melville on stage 2 of the Wireless Hill Project.
We have now been working with Media on Mars for over 12 months on a staged signage project at Wireless Hill, City of Melville. Stage one was delivered efficiently and expertly. The outcome was a suite of beautifully designed interpretive signs that met the criteria we requested – fitting in with our organisation’s style guide but artistically produced to enhance but not override the aethertics of a heritage listed site. Quality materials have been used to compliment the industrial heritage of the site, yet the materials are organic in nature so that they will weather nicely over the years and fit in with the natural bush setting. We look forward to continuing with the Media on Mars team in Stage Two.
Gina Capes – Wireless Hill Project Curator