Wandiligong heritage trail to compliment natural environment

Visitors to Wandiligong could soon be able to enjoy the historical significance of the village via a heritage trail through the Wandiligong Valley.

Local designers Interpretive by Design have been contracted to develop a concept design for the trail in the $18,000 first stage of the project.

Approximately eight interpretive panels are proposed to be installed along the heritage trail that will leave visitors and Wandiligong residents well-informed on the historical significance of the village.

The first stage of the project is purely about developing a design concept, which will potentially lead to more funding for the construction phase.

Long term resident and Art Director for Interpretative by Design Michelle Crotty said the concept would be complimentary to the natural environment

“Wandiligong has a rich history and cultural heritage which adds value to the natural beauty and recreational opportunities as well as the horticultural and tourism industries in the Alpine Shire,” she said.

“These features provide key themes for interpretation and will guide the selection and placement of the appropriate panels throughout the village and surrounds.”

Interpretive by Design will work closely with the Project Advisory Group who have been working with Council on the project since July.

It is expected that the design stage of the project will be completed by November to enable Council to apply for more funding for the manufacturing and installation stage of the project.

The first stage of the project was funded by Heritage Victoria.

Michelle Crotty and Lynne Edgar from Interpretive by Design over looking the award winning Chinese Bridge, Wandiligong.  It is likely that the Chinese Bridge will be included in the heritage trail.

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