Major park entry signs aim to express a park’s personality. The graphic panel design incorporates animals, plants and places found within the park. They are used to clearly identify the park and to create a sense of welcome. Installed on stone and brick structures they are similar to the Iconic park entry signs but smaller in size.
Emu, Pandanus and Sweeping Beaches
Yuraygir’s famous sweeping beaches, the rare and endangered coastal emu, and the distinctive pandanus that grows along the shoreline and cliffs form the basis of this major park entry panel design. This highly visible sign at the park entry enhances Yuraygir National Parks profile as a major park of NSW.
The graphic panel is 1350mm wide x 450mm high and is printed in 3 panels.
The Coastal Emu Dromaius novaehollandiae is listed as an endangered population and is isolated from its inland relatives. Listed as endangered under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995, north coast emus survive only between Red Rock south of Grafton and Evans Head.
According to early settler documentation, the Coastal Emu was once abundant along the entire eastern seaboard of Australia, including parts of Tasmania and off shore islands.
Rocks, Eagles and Vistas
Bald Rock National Park boasts granite gardens scattered across picturesque walks. The climb over Bald Rock leads to awe-inspiring lookouts over boundless countryside.
Major park entry signs – Georges River National Park
The Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua) with big eyes was chosen as the basis for this major park entry sign.
A work in progress
So much to choose from at Trial Bay Goal in Arakoon National Park. Three options are on the go.
In preparing graphic panels for major park entry signs several distinctive elements from the park need to be considered. Several options are often required.