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Name that Crane!

Matt Kean MP and Year 4 student Ben Hunt

A crane that is working at the Stage 2 Redevelopment at Hornsby Hospital was the subject of a competition for local schools around the Hospital to see if year 4 students could come up with a name for the crane.

Ben Hunt from Asquith Public School won out of hundreds of entries when he came up with the name, CRANIUM which is quite appropriate for a Hospital! Ben won an iPad and $1,000 for his school from the construction company WATPAC.

The tower crane, measures 52 metres high. 75 metres wide and is capable of lifting 12 tonnes, plays an important role in the construction of the new Clinical Services Building.

Member for Hornsby Matt Kean MP joined Ben and Asquith Public Principal Megan Gibbons to unveil the name. Ben picked the name Cranium as it is the bone that provides shelter for your brain and protects the best medical minds working at our hospital," Mr Kean said.

Nick Limbrey, Watpac Project Manager, said he was thrilled to see some innovative name suggestions for the crane from local students. "The crane is an exciting addition to the Hornsby skyline and will play an important role in the construction of the new hospital tower" Nick said.

The $200 million Stage 2 Redevelopment will deliver a new facility that includes a refurbished and expanded Emergency Department and a new multi-storey Clinical Services Building.

Article appeared in The Bush Telegraph