Grid Reference CU 860469
Department DEPI
Work Depot Marysville
Region North East
Grading Primary
Elevation (ASL) 758m
Height 18m
Construction Steel
Cabin size 2.5m x 2.5m
Public access to site Yes
In use since 1962
CFA Region 12 - North Eastern
Photo supplied by Paul Jones

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On a 1965 map of the Central Highlands, produced by the Forest Commission of
Victoria, the tower was named as Woods Lookout.
If you can add any information on when and why the name change happened, please do not hesitate to contact us.

slide supplied by
Robin Fisher (ex MMBW)
New cabin installed
in 1999/2000 (Paul Jones)

Mt. Gordon tower was destroyed in the devastating Black Saturday fires on 7th Feb. 2009. The towerman evacuated on time and managed to save his own house after warning many people of the approaching inferno. The fibreglass cabin melted, communication equipment went down and we are still waiting on a structural report to see if the frame is safe to be used.

Aerial shot 10th Feb. 09
Supplied by Paul Rofe DSE
Tower on 16th March 09
with some temporary comms equipment
Supplied by Andre Belterman
Molten cabin, March 09
Supplied by Andre Belterman

The tower was pulled down in late 2009 and a new one was erected during Jan-Feb 2010
21st Jan. 2010
No cabin yet
Supplied by Andre Belterman
25th Feb. 2010
With new cabin
Supplied by Andre Belterman
25th Feb. 2010
Cabin by Briagolong Engineering
Supplied by Andre Belterman
25th Feb. 2010
1st smoke sighting (slash burn)
from new tower!
Supplied by Andre Belterman

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