The Shire of Nannup in Western Australia is to play home to the world’s largest timber clock.

Clock-maker Kevin Bird and his company Nannup Clockworks is to construct the timepiece as part of a A$2m investment in the town centre.

All the components of the clock are to be made from wood, from the cogs to the hands, and there will also be a viewing platform built into the tower housing it to allow visitors to view its workings.

The gears of the timber clock are to be more than a metre in diameter and three have already been constructed, while the escapement and 4m pendulum, which will power the hands, are being tested.