St Paul’s is using drone technology to survey its historic spires and roof spaces. Our drone pilot, Anthony Marsh from AerialbyDrone, not only provided thousands of images to survey the building, but also some wonderful city views.

The drone enables us to record the Cathedral structure accurately by digital data, photos and 3D modelling. This data can then be compared against any potential changes, for instance during the construction of Melbourne’s MetroRail. The drone imagery also helps us to determine on-going maintenance needs of the masonry, roof and gutters of the Cathedral.

As it soared high above the spires, the drone also captured iconic city views, such as this stunning view of Flinders Street Station and the Yarra River.

Thank you Anthony, and Lorraine Scott, for volunteering your time and equipment.