Name the Crane

The Crane now has a name: Moorpanyul!

After putting the call out to the Geelong community, the crane that that is hard at work on the Victorian Government’s $140 million Geelong Arts Centre Little Malop Street Redevelopment, now has a name: Moorpanyul!

The winning name, meaning ‘white crane’ in the Wadawurrung Language, was put forth by Torquay resident, Nicole Roache.

The name will soon be displayed on the crane, highly visible on the Geelong skyline from practically all parts of town!

We were blown away to have received nearly 400 wonderfully creative submissions to name the 50-metre tall tower crane at the site of the Little Malop Street Redevelopment, each of which were assessed by a panel comprised of representatives from project partners, Geelong Arts Centre, Creative Victoria, Development Victoria and Lendlease, and reviewed by the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation.

Thanks to everyone who got involved and submitted an entry – what a creative bunch you are! Keep an eye on our social media pages over the next week as we share some other creative entries.

Having less than a week ago unveiled our striking new design for the Little Malop Street Redevelopment that this crane is hard at work to build, we are so excited to share with you this new development and for the G21 community to continue with us on the journey to creating a state-of-the-art facility that is an exciting and welcoming place for all!

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Joel McGuinness CEO and Creative Director Geelong Arts Centre, Nicole Roache winner Name the Crane competition and Daniel Pozzebon, Senior Project Engineer Lendlease, stand with the sign showcasing the winning name ‘Moorpanyul’ which translates to ‘white crane’ in the Wadawurrung Language, prior to installation on the 50-metre tall tower crane. Captured by Peter Foster.