Two Towns Trail

Two Towns Trail


Client, Baw Baw Shire Council

Design, manufacture and installation (2013)


The Trail is an eight kilometre walking and cycling path linking two West Gippsland towns, Drouin and Warragul. Two key threatened species — the Giant Gippsland Earthworm and the Burrowing Crayfish – provided inspiration for the form and content of these interpretive structures. In keeping with the already completed Two Towns Trail wayfinding signage, the same materials and graphic styles were adopted to ensure consistency.

Footscray Railway Interpretive Signage

Footscray Railway Signage


Client, Thiess Balfour Beatty Joint Venture

Design, manufacture and installation (2014)


Working with Hassell Studio, RBA Architects and Regional Rail Link, Challis Design developed and implemented a range of interpretive signage elements for the newly refurbished Footscray Railway Station. Structural elements, including dark frames and decorative fixings, complement the building’s architecture. Gloss acrylic panels provide additional security in a high traffic environment.

Old Beechy Rail Trail

Beechy Rail Trail


Client, Colac Otway Shire

Design, manufacture and installation (2011)


Interpretive signs were developed to complement existing signage, with a similar artwork style, content and colour scheme, yet remain distinctive in their own right. Nine key station signs and 15 interpretive signs, with screen printed graphics, were developed for points of historical interest along the trail. Seven environmental signs, with digital print graphics, were developed, which highlight significant types of vegetation along the trail.

Menzies Square Interpretive Signage

Menzies Square


Client, Hindmarsh Shire Council

Design, manufacture and installation (2016)


Six double-sided interpretive signs were developed and installed at Menzies Square in Jeparit. Signs are clustered into themed groupings that tell the life and story of the pre-eminent former Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies. Overall slim line structure suits limited space. Fabrication consists of duragal steel panels, raised concrete plinth, digital print graphics and feature decorative image.

Halls Gap Town Entry Signage

Town Entry Signage


Client, Northern Grampians Shire

Design, manufacture and installation (2014)


Challis Design was commissioned to design and develop entry signs to provide a gateway entry into this internationally recognised tourist attraction. Design features laser cut title text and eucalyptus leaf with stone wall. Detailed construction specifications were supplied for production and installation by others.

Dunkeld Environmental Signage

Dunkeld Environmental Signage


Client, Wannon Water

Design, manufacture and installation (2016)


Arrival signage to highlight the importance of preserving this native grassland reserve. The structural design consists of a laser cut rusted metal panel, aged timber post supports and a simple, clear title panel. The rusted metal panel features a laser cut snake motif and the sweeping curved structure provides a natural, sculptural look that complements the natural environs.

Curlewis Parks Estate Interpretive Signage

Curlews Parks Estate Interpretive Signage


Client, Streetscapes

Design, manufacture and installation (2014)


As part of the development of this estate, Challis Design worked with Infinity Landscape Architects to develop and implement four interpretive signs that feature Indigenous artwork and stories relevant to the area. The design features rolled, rusted metal structure, raised graphic panel and feature, laser cut motif that reflects each individual artwork.

Kororoit Creek Interpretive Signage

Kororoit Creek Interpretive Signage


Client, Brimbank City Council

Design, manufacture and installation


The Kororoit Creek Trail is a shared path for cyclists and pedestrians, which follows Kororoit Creek into the inner western suburbs of Melbourne. Interpretive signage was designed and installed along the trail with key information on aboriginal, social and geological aspects of the Kororoit Creek region.

Tamar River Interpretation

Tamar River


Client, NRM North

Design, manufacture and installation (2013)


The Tamar River is situated in Launceston, Tasmania. Challis Design developed a range of signage which focused on the issue of river siltation. Other topics include aboriginal, social significance, maritime history and wildlife themes.

Marine Parks, Pacific Hydro

Marine Parks, Pacific Hydro


Client, Parks Victoria

Design, manufacture and installation (2012)


Marine Parks, in collaboration with Pacific Hydro, required a series of signs that informed visitors of the significance of the Wind Turbines and wildlife found in the surrounding parks. The structural organic blades reflect the nature of not only the wind turbines, but the marine elements as well. The use of high-grade stainless steel, aluminum, UV resistant prints and 2 pack clear coat ensures maximum durability for the harsh coastal conditions.