On the second hiughest point in the Melbourne Metro area stands a tall Communications Tower.
It's on the south side of Canterbury Rd, Surrey Hills, on Delaney Hill, at 135 metres abolve sea level,
opposite the Surrey Hills No. 1 Reservoir.
A prominent landmark in the eastern suburbs, the tower was built in 1961 by the fomer Postmaster's General
Department as a microwave radio link/repeater, carrying traffic between the City West Telephone Exchange (CBD) and other towers
near to Melbourne.
It is known as the Telstra Box Hill Radiocommuncations Terminal, and now supports mobile telephone
services (includingTelstra, Vodafone, and Optus) and many HF/FM radio links and transmitters.
Local residents continue to complain bitterly that the tower is an eyesore, many of whom built or bought
homes nearby in the 1960s.