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Nannup Heritage Trail Back to Visitors

Historical Journey Arrives at its Destination.

 After some three years, the Nannup Heritage Trail is finally complete. It was officially opened on Saturday 7th May 2016 by Hon Barry House MLC at the Old Roads Board Building on Warren Road.

A partnership between the Nannup Historical Society and the Shire of Nannup, this project was initiated in 2013 to document and acknowledge the significant cultural sites and heritage buildings in Nannup. 

The initial stage was funded by the Department of Environment to interpret 21 buildings and sites of cultural significance along Nannup’s main street. During that process many more sites of significance were identified, so a grant request was submitted to Lotterywest to expand the project. A generous grant of Lotterywest funds initiated the second stage of the Trail. 

In total, 51 sites have been interpreted, detailing the stories of their establishment, previous use of the buildings, and the individuals who have helped to shape the town of Nannup.  Research for the project was conducted by the Nannup Historical Society and the Shire of Nannup, along with past residents and property owners.  

Communications consultant Ric Cairns of Brandino was awarded the contract to develop the signage system for the Heritage Trail. That process began with community consultations on the form the signs should take, ultimately leading to a mix of subtle plaques on buildings and larger, free-standing sign panels for other locations of significance.

Brandino developed a distinctive design look for the system, built around the Shire’s own branding. It has helped to establish a consistent ‘Nannup style’ to signage around the town.

A companion booklet was also created, providing a self-guided tour of the sites, with some additional information. This Heritage Trail Guide can be purchased from the Nannup Caravan Park, the CRC, the Shire offices and A Taste of Nannup.