Budj Bim Master Plan

2023 Interpretation Australia National Awards for Excellence
WINNER 2023 Interpretation Australia Medal
WINNER Planning and Design Project

For over 6,500 years the Gunditjmara people operated an extensive aquaculture system along the Mt Eccles (Budj Bim) lava flow and wetlands near Portland South-West Victoria, Australia. Their settlements were permanent stone structures and included a sophisticated network of fishtraps which provided an abundant and year round supply of eels, fish and water plants. In 2019 Budj Bim Cultural Landscape was recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.

Mono Design were part of a team preparing the Budj Bim Master Plan – Stage One Design Works Report for the Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation, which proposes opportunities for tourism and development in a highly sensitive environment.

Our role was providing conceptual design for many aspects related to the visual communication within the site, including:

– site branding and logo development
– highway signage
– roadside wayfinding
– site signage
– interpretive messaging
– map creation
– final report design and production

The project team included CooperScaife Architects (architecture), Look Ear (heritage interpretation) and Gib Wettenhall (author and Aboriginal historian).

Client: Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation

  • branding
  • design
  • illustration