There’s a very large turtle lurking at the Emerald Transfer Station!
Talented local artist Jace Moore was commissioned by Central Highlands Regional Council to create a public art piece using recycled materials for the Great Barrier Reef Clean-up.
The giant Fitzroy River turtle is made fr om old plough discs and the legs of scrap mining machinery parts.
Council is part of the Reef Guardian stewardship program that recognises the good enviornmental work councils and communities are achieving to help the Great Barrier Reef.
This art project, which was funded by the Australian Government’s Reef Trust in partnership with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, is a great reminder that the health of the Nogoa River catchment has a direct impact on this endangered species.