Tower Number Jimna No. 10
Department DPIF / QPWS
Work Centre ?
Region South East Hoop
Previous District Imbil
Elevation (ASL) ?
Height 47m
Construction Timber (3 legs)
Cabin size ?
Public access to site Yes
In use since 1977 -
Photo supplied by Peter Southcott

This is the tallest tower in Queensland and it looks over Plantation timber. It is listed on the QLD Heritage Register since 1999.
The tower replaced Jimna No. 3.
The tower comprises three ironbark poles in a triangular plan, which taper inwards from the base of the tower to the top of the tower. Each pole consists of two logs spliced together approximately halfway up the height of the tower, and is set into concrete footings at the base. Poles are braced and cross-braced. The poles support a hexagonal cabin at the top of the tower, accessed by a timber staircase which wraps around the outside of the tower. The staircase includes a series of platforms. A picnic area surrounding the base of the tower includes a car park, picninc tables and toilets.

2006 The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Forestry section has applied to remove the tower from the Heritage Register and demolish the tower. They say it is a "dangerous structure". There is an active local Action Group fighting to keep the tower. To join the fight for survival and for up-to-date info on their progress, please visit their website Jimna Fire Tower Action Group

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Photos taken in 2014 and supplied by Tobias Caldicott

Photo (2017) by Hayden Green from Spark Revolution and used with permission.
This magnificent shot of the Jimna fire tower in front of the starry sky went viral went it hit the social media network.

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