The tower was constructed in 1915 from a John Monash design and was likely decommissioned in 1987.
A structural condition assessment of the tower was completed in January, 2018, estimating its remaining life to be 15 to 20 years.
Contractors from Melbourne were anticipating to have the majority of the demolition complete today.
North East Water managing director Craig Heiner told The Border Mail a COVIDSafe plan was in place for the project.
"North East Water tendered for the project and a highly specialised demolition company with relevant experience in this type of project was chosen to complete the work," he said.
"This work follows a detailed safety assessment which determined the demolition is essential and needs to be completed as soon as possible."
The company won a $128,300 North East Water tender issued last month to destroy the redundant tower in McDonnell Street.
As part of the procurement process, NEW did have discussions with one local company, and on consideration of the requirements, they decided the project was too complex.
The project is high-risk as it is close to power lines and homes.
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