Endangered Sydney Turpentine-Ironbark Forest

Recognising the need to protect a rare ecological community in suburban Sydney, while promoting the many nearby bush walks, JDA were approached by Hornsby Shire Council to develop a system of interpretive and wayfinding signage.

The freestanding, double-sided signs, were positioned at track heads and various junctions, providing orientation and wayfinding, while educating walkers about forest composition, plant identification, and the region’s history.

The signs are coloured to complement their surroundings, and combine recycled timber dress elements to add character, while subtly referencing the region’s former use as a resource for timber.

The signs’ design and content have received outstanding comment from local residents and visitors, many of whom were previously unaware of the significance of this precious sanctuary in their neighbourhood.

Combined with supporting initiatives, the signs are positively contributing to the increase in bushwalking in the nearby Berowra Valley Regional Park.