Heritage Trail launched

Date: 
11 Aug 2010

A new heritage trail in Doncaster Hill provides a step back in time, telling stories of Doncaster's rich history through a series of engaging interpretive signs and soundposts, located along Doncaster Road between the Doncaster Playhouse and Westfield.

The Doncaster Hill Heritage Trail was officially launched on 28 July by Chair of Council's Heritage Advisory Committee, Cr Grame Macmillan, and consists of two interpretive signs and four soundposts, which identify areas of historical significance within Doncaster Hill. The trail explores Doncaster's rich history through stories about people, places and events that have shaped the area.

Manningham City Council received $37,727 funding for the project from the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, as part of the Australian Federal Government Jobs Fund.

Staff and students from Box Hill Institute were heavily involved in the project, creating designs for the brochure and recording the audio for the soundposts. Council also received support for the project from Doncaster Primary School, Doncaster Church of Christ, Doncaster and Templestowe Historical Society and Westfield Doncaster.

Interpretive signs and soundposts are located at Doncaster Primary School (Doncaster Playhouse), the Public Art Fence, the Doncaster Church of Christ, the Old Shire Hall and adjacent Urban Plaza, and at Westfield Doncaster on the corner of Doncaster and Williamsons Roads.

The trail brochure is available for download or in hard copy at the Manningham Civic Offices, 699 Doncaster Road Doncaster.

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