2026 - Brimbank City Council Post-contact Cultural Heritage Study 1998
Statement of Significance
Last updated on - October 1, 1998
The ABC radio mast at Sydenham is of considerable historical importance because of its association with the early years of the Australian Broadcasting Commission, established in 1932, eleven years after the first experimental broadcast in Australia. As the transmitter for 3LO and 3AR, the Sydenham mast (built in 1938) is a link with earlier radio structures in the region notably a transmitter at Braybrook. The 705 foot mast was a major technical achievement and is still amongst the highest radio masts in Australia.