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Old April 21st, 2005, 07:11 AM   #1
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Shepparton Tower

I never knew there was an observation/communications tower in Shepparton until I saw these pics:







View from the tower:



Anybody have any idea how high it is?
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Old April 21st, 2005, 07:57 AM   #2
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Now you mention it, I remember it on my recent trip to northern Victoria.
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Old April 21st, 2005, 10:32 AM   #3
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ah of course. the Sheparton telstra tower.ive got this in my tallest structure list. I looked it up at and i have it listed as 76m/250ft tall (ob deck-35m accessed by 160 steps). It was built 1967-68. its a beauty! i wish all regional towns had one of these. Ive found alot of towns have these which were buitl in mid to late 60's. all of them seem to be 61m or 76m (200ft-250ft tall. but this one is first ive seen with an ob deck.
Wollongong has a 61m tower,The Entrance-61m, Port macquatie-76m. all look similar.
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Old April 21st, 2005, 12:07 PM   #4
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mmm never been to shepparton...Mildura has a similar 'though taler tower downtown.
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Old April 21st, 2005, 12:08 PM   #5
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wait...is that a public observation deck?
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Old April 21st, 2005, 01:05 PM   #6
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^ yes, its opened to public.
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Old April 21st, 2005, 01:27 PM   #7
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mmm never been to shepparton...Mildura has a similar 'though taler tower downtown.
How tall is Mildura's?
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Old April 21st, 2005, 01:53 PM   #8
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i visited lovely Port Macquarie last year (north coast of NSW). The township is dominated by the 76m /250ft Telstra tower.

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Old April 21st, 2005, 02:01 PM   #9
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How tall is Mildura's?
i have a "mast" at Mildura (Yatpool) listed at 168m tall. but its not a free standing structure.is it texcoco?
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Old April 22nd, 2005, 03:09 AM   #10
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Nope... it has those widely spaced support wires/cables. Don't have accurate height figures on the comms tower in town but is around 10metre or so high than the Shepparton's "Eiffel tower".
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Old April 23rd, 2005, 12:44 PM   #11
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Its not open to the public, when I was in Shep in November it was closed.
There's not much to look at - that city is seriously a DUMP.
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Old July 2nd, 2005, 09:47 AM   #12
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@tescoco-here you go. the 75m tower at Mildura!



Sale has even got one!
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It's really worth having that observation deck!
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Old October 1st, 2005, 05:06 AM   #14
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Mildura has 2 of those comms towers.
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Old October 1st, 2005, 07:47 AM   #15
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well i listed a photo of one of them on post 12.
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It's really worth having that observation deck!
Sure is, Shep is such a great place.
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