Mobbs Hill Reservoir (WS 0068)

  • Number
    4575754
  • Other name
    (WS 0068)
  • Primary address

    224, Marsden Road Carlingford, 2118. NSW
    LGA: Parramatta City
    LGA region: Sydney
    DUAP region: Sydney West

  • Alternate Address

    225, Rickard Street Carlingford, 2118. NSW
    LGA: Parramatta City
    LGA code: PARR
    LGA region: Sydney
    DUAP region: Sydney West

  • 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: 745083
    Updated: 17 February 2003

  • Curtilage/Boundary
    The curtilage includes Sydney Water's infrastructure to the boundary of Lot 1 in DP no.745083, as shown in the curtilage plan.
  • AMG easting
    319885481
  • AMG northing
    6260459184
  • Statement of significance
    Mobbs Hill Reservoir (WS 68) is one of a small group of riveted steel reservoirs, serving the needs of suburban communities.
  • Endorsed significance
    Local
  • Year completed
    1916
  • Circa
    No
  • Physical description
    Mobbs Hill Reservoir (WS 68) is a riveted steel cylindrical reservoir. An unusual feature is the attachment of the walkway to the outside of the rim of the reservoir, supported on L section struts. Standard features include: concrete apron, handrail in tubular steel, depth gauge board, davit, access ladder, inlet and outlet valve chambers. Plantings include archontophoenix palms. Full Service Level: 141 m. Capacity: 4.6 ML.
  • Modifications made
    The reservoir has been roofed to safeguard water quality (1960s-1970s).
  • History
    Mobbs Hill Reservoir (WS 68) was constructed in 1916 and a main laid from Ryde Pumping Station. Both storage and mains have been amplified since this date, with mains from Ryde to Mobbs Hill and on to Beecroft and Wahroonga added in 1918.
  • National
    Settlement
  • State
    Utilities
  • Local
    Water Supply
  • Local description
    Relates to the planning, development, expansion and provision of water supply.
  • a) Historical
    This reservoir or site demonstrates the amplification in demand due to growing population.
  • f) Rarity
    One of a small group of riveted steel reservoirs.
  • List name
    Local Environmental Plan
  • Name
    Parramatta LEP 1996
  • Date listing listed
    01 January 1996
  • List name
    Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register
  • Date listing listed
    01 January 2000
  • WS 68.
    WS 68.
    Created by: Edward Higginbotham
    Creation date: 02 July 2000
  • The physical curtilage plan for Mobbs Hill Reservoir (WS 0068).
    The physical curtilage plan for Mobbs Hill Reservoir (WS 0068).
    Created by: Sydney Water
    Creation date: 29 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