Cotter Dam Interpretive Signage

Balustrade rail-mounted interpretive signs

As part of the Cotter Dam Discovery Trail Project, which spans a 1.4km loop and enables visitors to wander the new boardwalk along the Cotter River and watch the Dam’s enlargement from a new amphitheatre style viewing platform, Screenmakers were contracted to produce two blade signs and eight balustrade rail-mounted signs featuring Cotter Dam related indigenous and local historical content.


Rail-mounted Eight balustrade rail-mounted signs (700mm W x 500mm H) with custom designed and fabricated rail clamps. The clamp mountings were designed to be in keeping with the existing balustrade stanchions, dating back to the original construction of the Cotter Dam. All the graphic panels were direct printed on 5mm pre-painted aluminium and clear satin matt over-coated in an anti-graffiti finish. They were installed to the balustrade rails along the walking track with adjustable rail clamps and concealed fixing spacer panels.

Blade signs Two custom-shaped custom fabricated freestanding blade signs, each 600mm wide x 2400mm high, were created. The frames were produced using Corten steel in a rusted finish. The graphic panels were direct printed on pre-painted 5mm aluminium plates with a satin matt anti-graffiti finish. These were installed on concrete embedded starter bolts. The panels were then fixed to removable slider tracks in order to be easily dismounted and updated as needed in the future.