Thursday14 May 2020
Known as Wamarra, the 48.9 metre tower crane on the Stage 3 construction site of the $431 million Wagga Wagga Health Service (WWHS) Redevelopment is due to be dismantled and depart the city on Saturday 16 May 2020. Wamarra is a Wiradjuri word meaning ‘to build’.
Wamarra has the capacity to lift 24 tonnes with a span of 65 metres. Since it was erected on the construction site on 23 May 2019, Wamarra has enabled works and deliveries on the site six days a week.
Find out more here.
Thursday 24 October 2019
10 year old Hamish Wilkinson from Wagga Wagga was on hand to see the unfurling of the large banner which will hang from the 48.9-metre tower crane on the Wagga Wagga Health Service Redevelopment Stage 3 construction site.
Hamish (left) was named the winner of the Name the Crane Competition in 2019. He selected the name Wama-rra - Wiradjuri for build.
As part of his prize, Hamish was given a tour of the Stage 3 construction site with his family including a walk up to level 2 of the new Stage 3 building.
Find out more about the Ambulatory Care Building under construction here.
Wednesday 31 July 2019
Congratulations to 10 year old Hamish Wilkinson from Wagga Wagga Public School.
Hamish is the winner of the Wagga Wagga Health Service (WWHS) Redevelopment Stage 3 Name the Crane Competition!
Hamish selected the name Wama-rra because “it is the Wiradjuri word for ‘build’ like the crane is building a new hospital”.
Hamish has won a new iPad as well as a tour of the Stage 3 construction site. A banner with the name will be displayed from the 48.9-metre tower crane. Find out more about the tower crane here.
We’d like some help from school children in Murrumbidgee Local Health District to name the tower crane in Wagga Wagga.
The 48.9-metre high crane has arrived on the Wagga Wagga Health Service (WWHS) campus for the construction of a multi-storey Ambulatory Care Building. The new building is Stage 3 of the $431 million WWHS Redevelopment. Find out more about the building here.
To enter, you simply need to download the entry form here, name the tower crane, briefly explain why you selected the name and colour the crane on the entry form.
A selection of entries will be displayed in the Wagga Wagga Base Hospital foyer.
The competition closes at the end of the NSW school term 2 at 3pm, Friday 5 July 2019.
There are also 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for colouring the crane on the entry form.
$50, $30 and $20 gift vouchers redeemable in Wombats toy shop in Wagga Wagga for children in kindergarten to Year 2.
Name the Crane Colouring Competition Terms and Conditions can be found here.
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