Mount Annan kids name towering new Campbelltown fixtures

Daniel and Toby David (front, from left), Lachlan and Jasmine Shepherd and Jacob Pope with Scott Knight (back left) and Frank Sgambellone, of CPB Contractors. Picture: SWSLHD
Daniel and Toby David (front, from left), Lachlan and Jasmine Shepherd and Jacob Pope with Scott Knight (back left) and Frank Sgambellone, of CPB Contractors. Picture: SWSLHD

They're going to be a fixture on the Campbelltown skyline for a while, and now Campbelltown Hospital's redevelopment cranes have got names.

The two cranes which tower over the $632 million stage two hospital revamp were named Mac and Arthur by a pair of creative local kids.

Mount Annan siblings Jasmine and Lachlan Shepherd (aged eight and nine, respectively), won the Name the Cranes competition after the hospital conducted two massive searches for the perfect monikers.

The crane towers were, fittingly, named after the region which they're currently calling home.

Alison Derrett, general manager of Campbelltown and Camden hospitals, said opening up a competition to name the cranes was a fun way to engage younger members of the community and help spread the word about the 'exciting redevelopment project'.

"Congratulations to our winners and a big thank you to everyone who participated," she said.

"We had some great name suggestions and colouring skills displayed and it was encouraging to see so much interest in the Campbelltonw Hospital redevelopment project.

"Striking blue banners donning the winning names are now proudly displayed on the cranes, which will be a feature of the Campbelltown skyline for the next 12 months as the new clinical services building takes shape."

The Shepherds scored an iPad - thanks to the CPB Contracts, behind the redevelopment project - for the work in naming the equipment.

The competition attracted dozens of entries and the submissions were assessed by a judging panel comprised of staff and community members.

Six prizes were awarded for colouring and artistic flair, as well as the originality and symbolism of the suggested crane names.

The cranes stand 76 and 60 metres high and can each lift up to 24 tonnes.

Four competition runners-up received gift card prizes.

Competition winners Jasmine, nine, and Lachlan Shepherd, eight. Picture: SWSLHD

Competition winners Jasmine, nine, and Lachlan Shepherd, eight. Picture: SWSLHD

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