Launch of the Lerderderg Track Interpretive Signage Project

Over 40 people gathered at the Garden of St Erth in Blackwood on Friday, March 22, to celebrate the launch of the GDTA’s Lerderderg Track Interpretive Signage project.

The signage tells the stories of the people who lived along the Track and gives insights into the geology, the flora and fauna and the place names that Track users encounter along the way.

The signage is innovative and designed to have minimal impact. Small placards on directional posts along the length of the 87km Lerderderg Track from Daylesford to Bacchus Marsh include an image and a brief story. They also include a QR code that links to more extensive information and images on the GDTA website.

Guests including GDTA Patron, Steve Moneghetti, and Mountain Bike Ambassador, Lisa Jacobs praised the project for bringing the history of the Track to life and making it easily accessible to Track users.

Sponsors were represented by Moorabool Shire Mayor, Cr Ally Munari and representatives of three local Bendigo Community Banks – Trentham, Bacchus Marsh and Daylesford.

Moorabool Shire Mayor, Cr Ally Munari remarked on the importance of the project saying: “Projects like this make it more attractive for people to get out into our beautiful natural surrounds and keep active and healthy.”

The GDTA team who planned, researched and wrote the signage text and web stories for the 17 signage sites were Tim Bach, Arie Baelde, Ed Butler and Gib Wettenhall.