The Reservoir was constructed in 1928 by the Metropolitan board of works. Many parts of the Reservoir have been upgraded throughout the years to ensure that the best possible technologies are being used and the reservoir is functioning at its optimum level. This project will replace the Reservoir’s outlet pipe and tower structure to ensure it continues to operate effectively.
Timing of worksConstruction will commence in January 2019 and is expected to be complete in December 2019.
What to expectO’Shannassy Reservoir is closed to the public and so we expect minimal disturbance from the works. A 5 km section of the O’Shannassy Aqueduct Trail from O’Shannassy Weir to Woods Point Road will be closed during the construction phase to ensure public safety. We suggest visiting Parks Victoria for alternate walking tracks in the area.
We have made every effort to minimise the impact we have on surrounding vegetation, however some vegetation removal will be required to complete the works. Vegetation removal will be undertaken with the supervision of a qualified arborist and wildlife handler and in accordance with statutory requirements.