Shire of Yilgarn

The Shire of Yilgarn wanted to transform their logo and launch a tourism website to help strengthen their brand identity and attract visitors to the region.

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Client Name
Shire of Yilgarn

Website
visit.yilgarn.wa.gov.au

Category
Website Design, Branding, Graphic Design,

About the client

The Shire of Yilgarn is known by many as the ‘Gateway to the Wheatbelt and Goldfields’ spanning across 30,720 square kilometers with a population of 1,202 people. The natural landscape of the Shire of Yilgarn has many unique features such as the Southern Cross stars and milky way, a combination of mining & farming industries, expansive granite outcrops ideal for camping and the beautiful Lake

The Brief

The Shire of Yilgarn engaged Market Creations Agency in January 2021 to draft a Tourism Marketing Strategy for the region. This included defining the Shire’s marketing goals and ensuring their Tourism Marketing Strategy aligned with the strategic business and community objectives of the local government authority.

As such, Market Creations Agency recommended a rebrand for the Shire of Yilgarn to include a new positioning statement of “Visit the Southern Cross skies” which helps promote one of the key tourism assets of the region, star gazing, in addition to helping the audience visualise the location of the Shire, as Southern Cross was more commonly known than Yilgarn.

Branding

Working closely with the Shire’s project team, Market Creations Agency presented four unique logo concepts to Shire staff and the local tourism committee. Taking their feedback on board, a preferred concept was refined and chosen.

A supporting style guide was also crafted including design concepts for letterheads, business cards, envelopes, PowerPoint presentations, entry statement, signage (building, directional and street signage), name tags, uniforms, as well as merchandise and promotional items.

The development of a Tourism Marketing Strategy and new corporate brand has provided a solid, strategic foundation for the Shire of grow their tourism economy to deliver economic and community development.

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The Outcome - Visit Yilgarn 

Most recently, Market Creations Agency worked with the Shire of Yilgarn to design and develop a tourism website for the region, to showcase to visitors what the area has to offer.

The Visit Yilgarn website features a live Facebook and Instagram feed as well as the Trails module which showcases tourist trails in the area such as the popular Wildflower Trail.

Local events and tourism news updates are featured on the homepage, enabling local businesses to share their updates via the Shire run platform. The site was launched in November 2021.