We recently worked with the City of Armadale to prepare the Recreation and Signage Strategy for the Roley Pools – Heritage Walk Trail along Djarlgarro (the Canning River) in the stunning Perth Hills. The area holds great significance to the Whadjuk Noongar people and is an identified mythological site of importance where clan groups performed rituals, meetings, shared stories and food.
We undertook a comprehensive audit of the existing trails, signage and infrastructure and prepared a step-by-step plan for improvement of the trail experience in alignment with the reserve’s Plan of Management. This included the development of content for the signage across the reserve in line with the Australian Standards for Walking Tracks Classification and Signage (AS2156.1). We graphically designed the trail network map and took extra care to ensure that the trailhead signs provide details which are useful and relevant to people of varying abilities.
Whadjuk Noongar people shared their stories and traditions relating to the use and cultural significance of the site. This was incorporated into the interpretation signage across the reserve.
Scan the QR codes below to see and hear the stories, including the Welcome in Whadjuk Noongar language, and a video of a Sand Ceremony being performed at Roley Pools.
If your community is looking to plan for, design or develop trails then please contact us to discuss your project requirements and we will provide you with no obligation advice to move your project forward.