AVON DAM


Grid Reference ?? 802064
Department Sydney Catchment Authority
Work Depot ?
Region Illawarra
Grading ?
Elevation (ASL) ?m
Height 18m
Construction Steel lattice
Cabin size ?
Public access to site ?
In use since Original 195? - 2008
Current 2008 -
Source of photo is unknown.

This tower is @ Avon Dam, a water catchment for the city of Sydney. It's also used for monitoring potential floods and earthquake activity.
There is a rapid response fire team based at Nepean during the fire season and this team can be transported by helicopter anywhere into the catchment within 30min. of smoke being spotted.

Some details and the following information was supplied by Kelvin Lambkin
The new fire tower replaced early 1950s tower in 2008.

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