If it's worth conserving, it's worth interpreting


All Things Written prepares interpretive strategies and plans for organisations tasked with managing Australia's natural and cultural heritage sites.

Barbara also prepares interpretive strategies for organisations undertaking development works on sites with heritage significance. This especially applies where the proposed development will impact the heritage structures, necessitating interpretation of the site and the affected buildings as a condition of the Development Application release.

Communicating the significance of a cultural site

Interpretive planning is a key component of management plan development for natural and cultural heritage sites in Australia. Such planning helps ensure that visitors understand and appreciate why a cultural site has been reserved in the first place. 

What does interpretive planning involve?

  • identifying key messages that best interpret the significance of your natural or cultural heritage site
  • documenting the most effective ways to communicate key messages to your target audience
  • devising interpretive strategies that help protect heritage sites from visitor impacts and visitors from on-site hazards
  • prioritising a range of interpretive strategies to ensure that the most cost effective measures are implemented in a timely fashion.

Projects that All Things Written has worked on include:

  1. Old Gundagai Gaol Interpretation Strategy. May-September 2017
  2. Draft Wodonga Hills Interpretation Strategy. October 2016
  3. Calvary Hospital (Wagga Wagga) Interpretive Strategy. July 2014
  4. Adelong Falls Reserve Interpretive Strategy. 2009
  5. Mount Kaputar National Park Interpretation Plan. 2006
  6. Royal Australian Naval Armanent (RANAD) Depot "Newington" Interpretive Strategy. 2002