Grid Reference BU 853597 / -37.383597, 144.575792
Department DEPI
Work Depot Macedon
Region South West
Grading Primary
Elevation (ASL) 1001m
Height 33m (tower)
Construction Steel
Cabin size 2.6m x 2.6m
Public access to site Yes
In use since 1926 - original
196? - current

CFA Region 14 - Central
Photo supplied by Paul Jones
Information supplied by John Dunbar

Note the narrow cabin. There are a few communication towers nearby, some of them interfering with the view. There is an office under the tower, which is constantly manned by Melbourne Airport staff.

In the Forest Commission's Annual Report 1926-1927 it states:
"During the year, the following additional fire lookout stations were established: Creswick, Mt. Disappointment, Mt. Donna Buang, Mt. Drummer, Mt. Nowa Nowa, Beech Forest and Mt. Macedon.
Four of these stations were operating last summer, and all seven will be operating during the summer of '27-'28".

Please click on thumbnails for enlargements
Closer look at cabin
supplied by Paul Jones
Inside cabin, full width
supplied by John Dunbar
Tower in 1989
Note the extra height
Tower in 1989
Note the extra height

The 1989 photos were supplied by Rocky Marsden (DSE)

Photos (2008) taken and
supplied by Andre Belterman
The cabin in the above photos is a Parks Portable and was installed in 2002 (infromation supplied by Richard Webb)

The above photos of the cabin removal and new cabin were supplied in Nov 2020 by DELWP. The ladder system was also replaced. The size, gradient and length of the new ladders means they can be climbed without specialist training or harness.
For DELWP's media release with more details, please click here

The five 2023 photos above were taken and supplied by Andre Belterman. Mt. Macedon was visited as part of the FLO end-of-fire-season-get-together in late April 2023

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