Grid Reference EV 512598
Department DEPI
Work Depot Tallangatta
Region North East
Grading Primary
Elevation (ASL) 1480m
Height 33m (tower)
10m (cabin)
Construction Steel
Cabin size 3m x 2.4m
Public access to site Yes
In use since 1961/62 - 19?? (original)
1984 - (current)
CFA Region 24 - North Eastern
Above information supplied by Graham Orr
Photo supplied by Rob Caddell

The original tower was a 8'x8' cabin placed on a rock.
The tower was built to help with communication between Melbourne and Sydney. Tourist have access to the viewing platform just under the cabin.
Above information supplied by Graeme Swinton (Mt. Granya).

The tower cabin is mentioned in notes supplied by David Bannear in the years 1963, 1966, 1968 and 1969

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Black and white photo (1961) of the hut near Mt. Benambra tower. Photo found in notes supplied by David Bannear.
The hut burned down in the 2003 Alpine fires and the new hut was ready in early 2005.

The photos were supplied by John Cardwell, long time FLO.
Mt. Benambra (2002) Walkway to public
access (2002)
Living quaters (2005)

The photos above were taken on the FLO get-together in May 2012. The tower, cabin, hut and the view (Lake Dartmouth) from the hut verandah. Supplied by Andre Belterman

Mt. Benambra had it's cabin replaced in 2014

The photos above above were taken & supplied by John Cardwell, long time FLO. The first 3 photos were taken in July 2013. The next two were taken in November 2014, showing the new cabin with the walkway and the last one was taken in 2015 durng the installation of the new solar panels. John unfortunately passed away in Oct 2019 whilst on holiday in Queensland.

The photos (Feb 2020) were taken & supplied by Joanne Bell, the new FLO.

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