Living with Emu's Project - Shire of Nannup
The Nannup town, has honoured the resilient Emu with a recent art installation of a 3m tall sculpture weighting approximately 650kg. With grant funding contributed by the Road Safety Commission, the Living with Emus project enabled the creation of a large emu sculpture from wrecked car parts. The sculpture has been permanently located at the main Trailhead for the new Nannup Tank 7 Mountain Bike Park.
Surrounded by 85% state forest, The Shire of Nannup residents are not far from tragedy as there are many road side emergencies and wildlife fatalities due to road collisions. Crash data collected over five years, until the end of 2019, found that 28.9% of crashes in the region involved an animal.
The Living with Emus project identified road trauma to generate discussions, myth bust, share facts and create an art piece that has meaning for the community. The sculpture aims to continue to create dialogue with locals and visitors in the region to increase road safety.
For more information on the project, visit: https://www.nannup.wa.gov.au/news/living-with-emus-art-sculpture-installation/10062