Monday, September 06, 2010

Toorourrong Reservoir

Melbourne Water is planning on removing much of the old Clear water channels on the downstream side of the reservoir wall when carrying out an upgrade to the wall. "Unfortunately, this upgrade means we have to remove the bluestone and granite from the spillway structure that runs to Yean Yean Reservoir and outlet structure to the Clearwater Channel" they said.
No consultation was carried out before making the decision. Now Melbourne Water "will be hosting a series of open community forums" for residents.

Whittlesea residents have lodged an application with the National Trust for protection of the Toorourong Reservoir's historic bluestone and granite spillway. The 130 year old structure is situated at Jack's Creek Road, Whittlesea.

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