Groundbreaking women of Victoria

Name our Tunnel Boring Machines

There are groundbreaking women all over Victoria and we want to hear their stories

Name a tunnel boring machine after a groundbreaking woman

Picture this – the year is 1512, and you’re working down a mine shaft in Turkey, covered in mud. You and your fellow workers pray to Saint Barbara to watch over you as you are working beneath the earth. This long-ago scene is where an important tunnelling tradition was borne, to name Tunnel Boring Machines after females.

As part of Victoria’s Big Build, there’s an unprecedented amount of work happening above and, below the ground to build the Metro Tunnel and the West Gate Tunnel.

We need your help to name our six Tunnel Boring Machines, inspired by the ground-breaking women of Victoria. Enter the name of a Victorian woman, living or past, who broke serious ground, followed by 25 words explaining your choice. They don’t have to be a celebrity! There are ground-breaking women all over Victoria and we want to hear their stories.

You could win a VIP tunnel boring machine experience with exclusive access to the massive pieces of machinery and a behind the scenes tour.