Aug 24, 2023

Community invited to name METRONET gantry cranes

Community membersfrom Victoria Park through to Beckenham are invited to help name thecustom-built gantry cranes that will build the elevated rail for the METRONETVictoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal Project.

Open to anyone wholives, studies or works in the project area, the naming competition providesthe community with the opportunity to get involved in this transformationalproject.

Everyone who entersa pair of names goes into the draw to win one-of-five family tickets to thePerth Royal Show.

A colouring incompetition being offered to local students also provides another chance to getinvolved and win a prize.

Tasked with liftingthe beams and concrete structures into place along the elevated rail, eachgantry crane can lift 120 tonnes.

A pair is requiredto operate together for the project's maximum lift of 140 tonnes.

These four-wheelgiants are designed to minimise the project's footprint and help retain more trees and vegetationalong the rail corridor.

The competitioncloses 10 September. More details can be found here.

Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:

"The gantry craneswill be prominent fixtures in the community during construction, so it'sfitting they get their own names and the community has the opportunity tochoose.

"These cranes play an integral part in the construction ofthis project and have been custom designed to ensure as many trees as possibleare retained while the elevated rail is built.

"They will also help minimise disruptions to residents, asthey will move progressively along the rail corridor.

"I'm keen to see lots of entries from the local community –they'll become well known in the community once they arrive on site early nextyear and start transforming the rail corridor."

Comments attributed to Cannington MLA Bill Johnston:

"This is a greatopportunity to get involved in our Government's transformational METRONETproject.

"I encourage everyone inour local community to get their thinking caps on and come up with somecreative names for these gantry cranes."

Comments attributed to Victoria Park MLA Hannah Beazley:

"I hope many local families, households, students andworkers have a crack at naming these gigantic gantry cranes.

"The cranes are vital in achieving this next exciting stepof the Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal and have been designed toretain as many trees and vegetation as possible, which is really important toour community and to me."

Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:Comments attributed to Cannington MLA Bill Johnston: Comments attributed to Victoria Park MLA Hannah Beazley: