Proposed Big Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo Sculpture – Moora
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History

In early 2020 the Kerkhoff Carnaby Group (KCG) voted on pursuing the idea of a large Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo sculpture in the town of Moora. Reasons behind the idea include:

  • To increase tourism potential to Moora and stimulate local economy;
    • To put Moora on the ‘Australian Big Things’ map, and reap the economic and social rewards;
    • To highlight Moora as an important place for Carnaby’s conservation in WA;
    • To enable tourists to learn about the Carnabys and WA’s natural assets

Design:

  • KCG voted on a realistic 3D design of a Carnaby >5m. KCG then approached Natureworks, https://natureworks.com.au/  a company from Queensland to produce a design proposal. (Natureworks have 40+yrs in producing thousands of realistic moulded animals/birds including large dinosaurs, dugong, koala, bears etc plus Luna Park entrance in Sydney)
  • Final design – 10.7m high sculpture of 2 Carnaby’s – male and female on a perch
  • Material – fiberglass mould, structural steel internal frames, concrete footings, paint (gelcoat resin surface will be pre-pigmented with polyester pigments)

Management of project

  • Delivery group – Kerkhoff Carnaby Group (KCG)
  • Land manager and support – Shire of Moora
  • Administration of funds – Moore Catchment Council (MCC) – MCC has deductible gift recipient (DGR) status which is an entity or fund that can receive tax deductible gifts, also Charity Status for the collection of Donations.

Bank Account Details

The Moore Catchment Council Inc BSB: 066519 Account # 1012 3543

100% of your donations will go towards building the Big Carnaby’s Sculpture – Current estimated project completion December 2022.

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If for any reason funding does not reach the required financial target for this project to be successfully completed, those that have donated funds will be given the opportunity to either have the donation returned or use the donation towards the Conservation and Preservation of the Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo’s in the Moora Region