CROWES LOOKOUT


Crowes Lookout
Grid Reference YC 047140
Department DEPI
Work Depot Lavers Hill
Region South West
Grading Primary
Elevation (ASL) 420m
Height 30m
Construction Steel
Cabin size 2.4m x 2.4m
Public access to site Yes
In use since 19?? - 196? (original)
196? - 1992 (10m steel)
1992 - current
CFA Region 6 - South Western
Main photo by Andre Belterman

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part 1 1992 part 2 1992 part 3 1992

The above construction photos and information was supplied by Rod Stone.

This tower is situated on the edge of the Great Ocean Road. The previous tower was only 10m high and was 'overtaken' by the pine plantation nearby and the current tower was built in March 1992. The view stretches from Mt. Warrnambool, southern end of the Grampians, Mt. Porndon, Mt. Buningyong and the Otways. King Island is visible on a clear day.

The following information was found in correspondence supplied by David Bannear. The date on the document is 9th January, 6.
The combined fire detection lookout and cabin at Crowes, in the Gellibrand district, was destroyed by a wind storm.
Funds (676) were available in the district budget for the purchase and erection of a new 10m steel galvanized tower.

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2008, supplied by
Andre Belterman
2008 Cabin, supplied by
Andre Belterman
2008 Communication panel,
supplied by
Andre Belterman
Dec 2009,
supplied by
Nathan Jolly


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