Grid Reference YD 290270
Department DEPI
Work Depot Ballarat
Region South West
Grading Primary
Elevation (ASL) 480m
Height Original - 13.7m
Second - 25.5m?
Current - 18m
Construction Original - Steel
Second - Timber
Current - Steel
Cabin size 2.4m x 2.4m
Public access to site No
In use since 1922? - 1946?
1946 - 1976
1976 - current
CFA Region 15 - Central
Photo taken by Wayne McGuire (2007) and supplied by Darren Pollard

In a DSE Fire Tower Review from 1989, it states;"The existing tower will require additional section fitted within the next 2 years to enable vision over growing pines which surround the tower. SEC (power) should be fitted to tower cabin ASAP."

Please click on thumbnails for enlargements
Tower in 1998
supplied by David Turner DSE
Tower in 2006, after fires
supplied by Wayne McGuire
Tower in 2007
supplied by Wayne McGuire
Tower in 2008
supplied by Nathan Jolly
Tower in 2011
supplied by Andre Belterman

The DELWP tower is actually located within a HVP pine plantation.

Cherrytree Hill had it's cabin refurbished in 2013

Cherry Tree just before the cabin replacement
Photos were supplied by Andrew Dixon
1st one was taken in Feb 2013, 2nd one in Aug 2013

Cherry Tree was visited during the end-of-fire-season-FLO-get-together in May 2021. Just outside the compound are 4 stump holes visible of the previous tower. So far, we have no details or information on that tower. Photos were taken and supplied by Andre Belterman.

We received this information in Oct 2021 from Peter McHugh.
It is taken from the Victorian State Foresters newsletter, December 1983
and it contains some very valuable historical data about the tower.

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