An 80m high crane is now gracing the Ipswich skyline and local primary school students are invited to name it and win.
The tower crane and 55m luffing boom, capable of lifting loads up to 8 tonnes, arrived at the Ipswich Hospital Acute Mental Health Unit site this month.
To celebrate this significant milestone, BESIX Watpac and West Moreton Health are inviting primary school students in years 1-6 to name the crane.
The winner will receive an iPad and the name of the crane will be displayed at the construction site.
To participate in the competition, students will suggest a name for the crane, colour in the picture and return it to West Moreton Health.
Entry is free and the winner, their teacher, the principal and four guests will attend the crane-naming ceremony.
BESIX Watpac Project Manager Brett Rosenthal said he was looking forward to hearing the creative suggestions put forward by West Moreton students.
“The arrival of the tower crane on site marks a significant milestone in the Ipswich Hospital Acute Mental Health Unit project,” Mr Rosenthal said.
“Work is well underway on site, and I am excited that local school students can be involved in this fantastic project for the region.”
West Moreton Health Master Plan Lead Dr Eleri Carrahar said the new Acute Mental Health Unit was a state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility.
“The new mental health unit, which will open in late 2022, has been co-designed by consumers and clinicians to provide recovery-based care in the West Moreton region,” she said.
“The unit is a critical part of the first stage of the West Moreton Health Master Plan to expand the Ipswich Hospital footprint and create space for future development.”
Other Name the Crane winning names:
- Kingaroy Hospital – Mega Legger
- Roma Hospital – Knight Saber