Local Students Invited to Name the Crane

It’s turned heads in recent weeks and become a ‘regular’ on the vista in Roma and now primary school children across The South West are being offered the chance to give it a name.

The crane, at the new Roma Hospital Redevelopment site that is.


Primary school students from throughout South West Queensland are being invited to name the 33-metre-high, 60-metre-long tower crane.

South West Hospital and Health Service and Watpac are putting the call out and the winner will have their winning crane name displayed at the construction site as as receiving an iPad kindly donated by Watpac.

To participate in the competition, students simply need to obtain an entry form from their school, Name the Crane and colour it in, then return it to:

ATTN: Name the Crane PO Box 1006 Roma, QLD, 4455 Or email [email protected] Entries close Friday, 8 March 2019 Entry is free.

It gets better with the winner, their teacher, principal and four guests to be invited to attend the crane naming ceremony.

South West Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive Linda Patat is encouraging all eligible children to let their creativity shine and submit an entry.

“Name the Crane is a terrific opportunity for kids in the South West to put their stamp on this historic project.”

Watpac Project Manager Brett Rosenthal says he’s also looking forward to hearing the creative suggestions put forward by the local students.

The tower crane, which is capable of lifting loads of up to seven tonnes, arrived at the Roma Hospital Redevelopment site in mid-January.

“Lofty”?…Just a thought starter for you.