Competition open to name boring machines to drill Forrestfield-Perth Airport link tunnels


How the Forrestfield train station entrance will look.
How the Forrestfield train station entrance will look.

SCHOOL students are being invited to enter a competition to name and decorate two boring machines for the 8km of tunnels in the Forrestfield-Perth Airport rail link.

The first of the machines will begin its shipping journey to Perth in the next week, with the second due to arrive later this year.

“We’re looking for a name for each machine which relates to the student, their community, transportation or engineering – as long as it’s female, submissions can be as creative as participants like – they can even be made-up names,” Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said.

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“We’re also looking for children with artistic flair to decorate the sides of the tunnel boring machines with artwork, showing how the new underground rail line will benefit their community.”

Winners will be invited to the official launch.

For more information on how to enter, visit http://www.forrestfieldairportlink.wa.gov.au.