Randwick Reservoir (WS 0101)

  • Number
    4575740
  • Other name
    (WS 0101)
  • Primary address

    244, Howard Street Randwick, 2031. NSW
    LGA: Randwick
    LGA region: Sydney
    DUAP region: Sydney South

  • Alternate Address

    245, opposite Sully Street Randwick, 2031. NSW
    LGA: Randwick
    LGA code: RAND
    LGA region: Sydney
    DUAP region: Sydney South

  • Owner
    Sydney Water
  • Current use
    Reservoir.
  • Former use
    Reservoir.
  • Item type
    Built
  • Item group
    Utilities - Water
  • Item category
    Water Supply Reservoir/ Dam
  • Parcels

    Parcel code: LOT
    Lot number: 13
    Section number:
    Plan code: DP
    Plan number: 977029
    Updated: 17 February 2003

    Parcel code: LOT
    Lot number: 12
    Section number:
    Plan code: DP
    Plan number: 977029
    Updated: 17 February 2003

  • Curtilage/Boundary
    The curtilage is defined by the boundaries of Lots 12, 13 and 14 in DP no.977029, as shown on the curtilage plan.
  • AMG easting
    337860245
  • AMG northing
    6245118861
  • Statement of significance
    Randwick Reservoir (WS 101) is one of a small group of cylindrical reinforced concrete reservoirs with concrete roof. It shares features with other highly significant reservoirs, including Waverley Reservoir No.1 (Covered) (WS 132), Waverley Reservoir (Elevated) (WS 136) and Petersham Reservoir (Covered) (WS 89). The listing includes the reservoir and all associated pipework, valves and valve houses to the property boundary.
  • Endorsed significance
    Local
  • Year completed
    1910
  • Circa
    No
  • Physical description
    Randwick Reservoir (WS 101) is a large circular reinforced concrete reservoir, with its sides partly covered by earth embankment. It is unusual in having a reinforced concrete roof and small concrete entrance chamber in the centre. A trigonometric station is placed on the roof of the entrance chamber. Another feature of the reservoir is the series of pilasters on the outside wall, which may be compared with Waverley Reservoir (Elevated) (WS 136), though of course they are not so decorative. The circumference of the roof is surrounded by a tubular steel post and two rail fence, while the roof has a number of cast iron ventilation caps, similar to Waverley Reservoir No.1 (Covered) (WS 132) and Petersham Reservoir (Covered) (WS 89). Other examples of smaller concrete roofed reservoirs are found on the South Coast. Standard features include: handrail in tubular steel, davit, access ladder, depth gauge board in entrance chamber, inlet and outlet valve chambers and a trigonometric station. Plantings include oleander. Within the grounds of the reservoir are two other features. At the south end of the Howard Street frontage is a concrete slab for a former structure or building. At the northern corner on the same frontage is a small service building, containing a WC. The building has a marseilles tile pitched roof with finials. Full Service Level: 84 m. Capacity: 6.8 ML.
  • History
    Randwick Reservoir (WS 101) was constructed in 1910 to meet increasing demand in the Eastern Suburbs. Water was supplied by gravity to Randwick from Woollahra Reservoir until 1923, when Waterloo Water Pumping Station took over supply.
  • National
    Settlement
  • State
    Utilities
  • Local
    Water Supply
  • Local description
    Relates to the planning, development, expansion and provision of water supply.
  • a) Historical
    This reservoir demonstrates the high level of demand by a populous suburban community.
  • c) Aesthetic
    This reservoir shares features with other highly significant reservoirs, including Waverley Reservoir No.1 (Covered) (WS 132), Waverley Reservoir (Elevated) (WS 136) and Petersham Reservoir (Covered) (WS 89). These features include decorative concrete elements, ventilation caps, etc. It is one of the largest circular reservoirs with a concrete roof, excluding covered reservoirs.
  • e) Research
    This reservoir shares features with other highly significant reservoirs, including Waverley Reservoir No.1 (Covered) (WS 132), Waverley Reservoir (Elevated) (WS 136) and Petersham Reservoir (Covered) (WS 89). These features include decorative concrete elements, ventilation caps, etc. It is one of the largest circular reservoirs with a concrete roof, excluding covered reservoirs.
  • f) Rarity
    One of a small group of concrete reservoirs in cut and embankment with a concrete roof.
  • List name
    Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register
  • Date listing listed
    01 January 2000
  • WS 101.  Small service building and WC on Howard Street frontage.
    WS 101. Small service building and WC on Howard Street frontage.
    Created by: Edward Higginbotham
    Creation date: 01 July 2000
  • WS 101. Concrete roof of reservoir, with Antechamber, showing also the small ventilation caps around the perimeter of the roof.
    WS 101. Concrete roof of reservoir, with Antechamber, showing also the small ventilation caps around the perimeter of the roof.
    Created by: Edward Higginbotham
    Creation date: 01 July 2000
  • WS 101. Howard Street frontage.
    WS 101. Howard Street frontage.
    Created by: Edward Higginbotham
    Creation date: 01 July 2000
  • The physical curtilage plan for Randwick Reservoir (WS 0101).
    The physical curtilage plan for Randwick Reservoir (WS 0101).
    Created by: Sydney Water
    Creation date: 30 May 2006
  • Location Plan
    Location Plan
    Created by: Edward Higginbotham
    Creation date: 01 January 2000
  • Data entry status
    Basic
  • Entered
    18 December 2000
  • Updated
    05 December 2014