Why was the Harbour Control Tower no longer needed?

The Harbour Control Tower became redundant in 2011, when vessel control services were transferred to Port Botany. As technology advanced and commercial shipping in Sydney Harbour dwindled, it was no longer necessary to have sightlines on the harbour 24 hours a day. The Port Authority of NSW's $10.5 million Vessel Traffic Services system, which includes six radars and nine CCTV cameras, monitors Sydney Harbour and Port Botany.

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