Steely Steelo moving on to next job

Steely Steelo moving on to next job
It has been a part of the Lismore skyscape for the past 21 months, but this Friday 17 June from 7am Steely Steelo – the 70-metre tall crane towering over the Lismore Base Hospital (LBH) redevelopment site – will be dismantled.

“Steely Steelo” was named in October 2014 by then eight-year-old Josie Bligh-Jones of Lismore Heights Public School who won the school-run naming competition.

The crane has now completed its task of constructing the exterior of the 12-storey first tower of the Stage 3a redevelopment at LBH.

Northern NSW Local Health District Acting Chief Executive Annette Symes said dismantling the crane enabled the finishing touches to occur on the entrance to the new LBH Emergency Department (ED).

“The removal of the crane is a significant milestone in the redevelopment of LBH,” Ms Symes said.

“The operational commissioning of the completed 51 bay state-of-the-art ED is currently underway, with the removal of the crane enabling completion of the public entrance into the new ED.

“The crane has been a striking visual element of the Lismore sky for the past almost two years, so I’m sure its removal will attract quite a crowd.”

Uralba Road between Hunter and Dibbs Street will be closed all day on Friday to enable the crane dismantling and removal. Access to Uralba Street ED, and LBH Main Entrance will be provided during the closure from the Hunter Street side of the hospital.

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