The trail is a major interpretation initiative. It makes use of the existing bike path network, marked in twelve key locations around the port with interpretive markers relating the stories of individual places and drawing out themes relating to the port as a whole and its context. The trail runs from Point Gellibrand at Williamstown, through Footscray and West Melbourne, along the south bank of the River Yarra to Station Pier in Port Melbourne. Separately, we also developed interpretation schemes for Station Pier and Princes Pier, which are linked into the trail.
Lead collaborators Büro North designed the robust markers, using salvaged timbers supported on faceted concrete bases. The visual and written information researched and supplied by our historians is presented on vitreous enamelled panels.
Other projects undertaken by Lovell Chen for the Port of Melbourne Corporation include a heritage strategy and review, upgrade works at Station Pier, and conservation management plans for Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, West Channel Pile Light and the Port Melbourne Leading Lights.
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