Mt Barrow Communications Tower and Facilities Upgrade

The project entailed a major upgrade to a communications facility atop Mt Barrow in Tasmania.


idec’s scope of works included:

  • Demolition of existing structures
  • Concrete foundations for new structures
  • Fabrication and installation of 30m high steel tower, ice shelters, flying fox and walkways
  • Installation and connection of VHF antennas and feeders

The methodology for on-site activities was critical to project success given the elevation of the site (1415m), limited ground access to site, changeable weather conditions and the site being within a National Park.   Given the site conditions, a helicopter only installation approach was required for much of the works.




  • CLIENT Air Services Australia
  • YEAR 2016
  • WE DID Concrete foundations, building installation, tower installation, steel fabrication
  • PARTNERS Mt Barrow, Tasmania
  • TAGS