Thursday, 3 May 2012

Port Operations and Communication Centre

The Port Operations and Communication Centre is significant in the history and operation of the Port of Sydney. Since 1790 the European settlers struggled to gain visual communication across the uneven topography of the harbour. These efforts culminated in the construction of the tower which provided, for the first time in over 150 years, visual oversight of major wharfage areas and the operations of Sydney Harbour. It is significant in its own right but also as an item in a collection of light towers and light stations which, together with the Communications Centre, provide evidence of the long process of establishing visual control and guidance over maritime operations in the Port of Sydney.

 Built 1973-74

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