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Student’s life-sized cow statue to make Northern roads safer

Central Regional TAFE Carnarvon have joined forces with the Carnarvon Roadwise Committee in a bid to raise awareness about the dangers of driving in and around the region.

Local high school students, who have been completing a Certificate II in Rural Operations at CRTAFE Carnarvon's campus, were asked to build a life-sized cow statue made from recycled materials in order to raise awareness about the threat of livestock on our highways.

Acting Chairperson of the Gascoyne Roadwise Committee Nadine Brown said the Cow Project collaboration is part of the award winning Horns and Hooves on the Highway campaign that was launched by Kimberley RoadWise Committees together with Main Roads WA.

“The Cow Project was funded by the Shire’s Community Growth Fund, the concept behind the idea is to provide a real life scale of a cow to create awareness for road users to take caution as there is livestock on and near the road,” Ms Brown explained

“We wanted to work with the community on this project so we approached Central Regional TAFE to engage their interest on the project.”

Central Regional TAFE Portfolio Manager Tami Maitre said The Cow Project was a great community partnership.

“The Cow Project provided the perfect opportunity for our students to put their skills to good use whilst working together with a local organisation that is doing really positive things for our community,” Ms Maitre explained.

“It was a fantastic confidence building experience for our students and gave them the chance to work with local industry partners.”

The cow will be launched during the Carnarvon community Christmas party on December 7.

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