Our Cranes Have Names!

The largest cranes to tower over Hobart's skyline now have names thanks to ten-year-old, Liana Stubbs.

Liana was inspired by a furry Tassie icon and the historic name for Hobart’s first wharf for her award-winning names on the $689 million RHH Redevelopment project.

“I chose Nevil the Devil because of the Tasmanian devil,” Liana said.

“I chose Wapping big Crane because the hospital is built in the historic area called Wapping and it’s a play on the word whopping.”

John Holland Fairbrother Joint Venture, made sure Liana was kitted up with her own safety gear including a kid-sized high-viz vest for a visit to the construction site.

Liana, mum, Alison, dad Simon, and teacher, Helen Rothwell, also got a close-up of the works and the giant cranes that are helping build K-Block, Tasmania’s new state-of-the-art health facility.

Work is progressing on site at pace with tower crane two in place, the construction of footings and the first slab pour that will be part of the lower ground level completed.

As competition winner, Liana was able to see the cranes proudly wearing their new Tasmanian names.

She also won an iPad for her class 4 Red at South Hobart Primary School, kindly donated by Titan Cranes and Rigging.

K-Block will increase inpatient capacity by almost 250 beds, provide seven more operating and procedure rooms, a new hyperbaric chamber, helipad for aeromedical retrievals and a one-stop arrivals and departure area for patients.

The RHH Redevelopment’s Managing Contractor is John Holland Fairbrother Joint Venture.

National supplier, Titan Cranes and Rigging Pty Ltd will provide, operate and maintain two tower cranes during the construction of K-Block construction at a cost of $6.4 million.

Name the crane competitions are routinely run on large scale public construction works as a light-hearted way to raise awareness of the project and involve the local community.

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12 Sep 2017

Helen Rothwell and Liana Stubbs
Liana Stubbs and Keith Rolls
Liana Stubbs and the iPad
Nevil the Devil
Wapping Big Crane
Alison Stubbs (mother), Christine Adams (grandmother), Simon Stubbs (father), Liana Stubbs, Allan Adams (grandfather) and Helen Rothwell (teacher)