East Hills Reservoir (Elevated) (WS 0042)

  • Number
    4575747
  • Other name
    (WS 0042)
  • Primary address

    38, Dilke Road Padstow Heights, 2211. NSW
    LGA: Bankstown
    LGA region: Sydney
    DUAP region: Hunter & Central Coast

  • Alternate Address

    39, Villiers Road Padstow Heights, 2211. NSW
    LGA: Bankstown
    LGA code: BANK
    LGA region: Sydney
    DUAP region: Hunter & Central Coast

  • 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: 1
    Section number:
    Plan code: DP
    Plan number: 180180
    Updated: 17 February 2003

  • Curtilage/Boundary
    The curtilage is defined by the boundary of Lot 1 in DP no.180180, as shown on the curtilage plan.
  • AMG easting
    318519772
  • AMG northing
    6239602410
  • Statement of significance
    East Hills Reservoir (Elevated) (WS 42) is one of a small group of reinforced concrete reservoirs on concrete piers. The reservoir demonstrates the growing demand for water in Sydney suburbs. The listing includes the reservoir and all associated pipework, valves and valve houses to the property boundary.
  • Endorsed significance
    Local
  • Year completed
    1935
  • Circa
    No
  • Physical description
    East Hills Reservoir (Elevated) (WS 42) is a large reinforced concrete reservoir, supported on a grid of reinforced concrete piers. Functional in appearance, the reservoir is stepped or tapered to the top with widened ribs at the base and rim of the reservoir itself. Standard features include: handrail in tubular steel, davit, access stairs, inlet and outlet valve chambers and a trigonometric station. Plantings include: poplar, coral tree and native species. Unlike other similar reservoirs, including Wiley Park Reservoir (Elevated) (WS 19), East Hills Reservoir (Elevated) (WS 42) does not possess a central tower and spiral staircase to the top of the reservoir. Full Service Level: 71 m. Capacity: 4.7 ML.
  • Modifications made
    The reservoir has been roofed to safeguard water quality (1960s-1970s).
  • History
    East Hills Reservoir (Elevated) (WS 42) was constructed in 1935, and receives its water from Lakemba Pumping Station.
  • 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.
  • f) Rarity
    One of a small group of elevated concrete reservoirs on a concrete pier stand.
  • List name
    Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register
  • Date listing listed
    01 January 2000
  • Earthquake strengthening 2009
    Earthquake strengthening 2009
    Created by: Phil Bennett
    Creation date: 20 April 2017
  • Earthquake strengthening 2009
    Earthquake strengthening 2009
    Created by: Phil Bennett
    Creation date: 20 April 2017
  • WS 42.
    WS 42.
    Created by: Edward Higginbotham
    Creation date: 01 July 2000
  • Location Plan
    Location Plan
    Created by: Edward Higginbotham
    Creation date: 01 January 2000
  • The physical curtilage plan for East Hills Reservoir (Elevated)(WS 0042).
    The physical curtilage plan for East Hills Reservoir (Elevated)(WS 0042).
    Created by: Sydney Water
    Creation date: 29 May 2006
  • Data entry status
    Basic
  • Entered
    18 December 2000
  • Updated
    05 December 2014