Orroral Valley Tracking Station, ACT
A proposal to keep Orroral Valley
After Orroral Valley closed in 1985, and the 85 foot antenna had been moved to Tasmania, the site quickly fell into disrepair.
Clive Broomfield wrote this submission to the ACT Parks and Wildlife Department in the hope that the buildings in this isolated valley could be put to good use.
31st July 1987
PROPOSED EDUCATION RECREATIONAL CENTRE IN ORRORAL VALLEY
The Proposal also offers the following advantages:
Sadly, by 1990 the site was badly vandalised and the buildings were demolished.
Here are some photos taken by Clive in the 1970s –
The 30 foot antenna.
The Ops Room during a mission.
The rocks at the entrance to Orroral Valley.