Naming ceremony for Cranium as Goulburn Hospital’s 40 metre tower crane gets its name

Cranium, Goulburn Hospital’s 40 metre tower crane, was officially branded at a Naming Ceremony held at the $150 million Goulburn Hospital and Health Service Redevelopment site on Wednesday 22 July 2020.

Alex with Kerry Hort, Project Lead - Goulburn Hospital and Health Service Redevelopment, Southern NSW Local Health District

Alex, aged 6 from Wollondilly Public School who recently won the Goulburn Hospital and Health Service Redevelopment’s Name the Crane competition, attended the ceremony accompanied by his parents Julie and Chris and brother Charlie.
Alex’s kindergarten teacher Olivia Maher and Wollondilly Public School Assistant Principal Michelle Davy also attended the ceremony.
Alex provided the following reason for suggesting Cranium, “The crane is building stuff to protect people. Just like a cranium does it protects people’s brains.”
Alex has won $1000 of sporting equipment for Wollondilly Public School courtesy of the Redevelopment’s builder Hansen Yuncken. The best coloured entry, place getters, extra effort awards and finalists will also receive prizes courtesy of Hansen Yuncken and all competition entrants will receive a certificate of appreciation from the Redevelopment Project team.

 The best coloured entry winner, second and third place getters are as follows:

  • Best coloured entry: Jade, from St Joseph’s Primary School.

  • Second: Thomas, from St Joseph’s Primary School, and Shylah from Sts Peter and Paul’s Primary School.

  • Third: Isabel from St Joseph’s Primary School, and Leon from Wollondilly Public School.

  • Extra effort: Hannah Calleja from Taralga Public School and Ella-rose Chappell from Wollondilly Public School

  • Finalists: Eamon Shiel from Goulburn South Public School, Ella Kiss from Goulburn East Public School and Hamish and Poppy Brouwer from St Joseph’s Primary

The winning entry, photos from the Naming Ceremony and the entries are displayed below.


Alex winner of the Goulburn Hospital and Health Service Redevelopment Name the Crane competition.

GHHSR_Naming-Ceremony_Image-3_c.jpgAlex with Hansen Yuncken team.



Meet Cranium! Goulburn Hospital’s 40 metre tower crane gets a new name

Congratulations to Alex, aged 6, from Wollondilly Public School, winner of the Goulburn Hospital and Health Service Redevelopment Name the Crane competition.

Alex's winning entry

Have a look at some of the wonderful, creative and colourful entries we received.

Thank you to everyone who entered!​



Fun Facts about our Crane

  • The tower crane was installed in early March to lift and move plant and materials on and off the new multi-storey Clinical Services building.
  • The crane is made up of six key components; the mast / tower, a boom, trolley, counterweight, load lines and the operator’s cabin.
  • The crane is able to carry a maximum load of up to 10 tonnes and will be used to carry pallets of building materials, framing, steel, cladding, roof sheeting and lifts onto the new structure, as well as the removal of excess materials and waste to the ground.
  • Up to six people are involved in safely operating the crane, including the operator and the support crew which is made up of spotters, radio communications and dogmen.
  • What is a dogman? The person who is responsible for helping direct the crane operator in the movement of loads.