# Created on 02/01/2015 3:29:44 PM Lurg

LURG


Grid Reference DV 250524
Department DEPI
Work Depot Benalla
Region North East
Grading Primary
Elevation (ASL) 447m
Height 10m
Construction Steel
Cabin size 2.5m x 2.5m
Public access to site Yes
In use since 1962
CFA Region 23 - North Eastern
Photo (200) and above information supplied by Michael Paolini.

£600 was provided in the 1961/1962 loan budget of the then Forest Commission of Victoria for construction of a lookout tower and cabin on The Granite in the Lurg Hills. 71 chain of track had to be constructed from the Shire road to the site. The private landowners were to receive £1.0.0 per year for the lease of the land. The tower was constructed from galvanised water pipe (2.5" legs) of 20' long and the cabin was built on a pre-cut frame with corrugated iron cladding. The design also provided for a 2'6" catwalk around the cabin. This tower replaced Reef Hills Lookout.
The above information was obtained from the historical section of the DSE.
The tower received a new cabin in 2000



Please click on thumbnails for enlargements

The tower received a new cabin again in mid-2014. Both photos supplied by Don Wellington.


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