Former Collaroy Reservoir (Elevated) (WS 0030)

  • Number
    4575787
  • Other name
    (WS 0030)
  • Primary address

    305, Aubreen Street, opposite Plateau Park Collaroy Plateau, 2097. NSW
    LGA: Warringah
    LGA region: Sydney
    DUAP region: Sydney North

  • Alternate Address

    306, Grevillea Street Collaroy Plateau, 2097. NSW
    LGA: Warringah
    LGA code: WARI
    LGA region: Sydney
    DUAP region: Sydney North

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

    Parcel code: LOT
    Lot number: 2
    Section number:
    Plan code: DP
    Plan number: 1029592
    Updated: 17 February 2003

  • Curtilage/Boundary
    The curtilage is defined by the boundary of Lot 2 in DP no.1029592, as shown on the curtilage plan.
  • AMG easting
    341877531
  • AMG northing
    6266618690
  • Statement of significance
    Collaroy Reservoir (Elevated) (WS 30) is one of a small group of reservoirs in the Sydney Water system, which was originally constructed for railway purposes. It demonstrates a significant adaptation of railway technology for water supply purposes. The listing includes the reservoir and all associated pipework, valves and valve houses to the property boundary.
  • Endorsed significance
    Local
  • Builder
    Newcastle Permanent Way Railway Workshops.
  • Year completed
    1949
  • Circa
    No
  • Physical description
    Collaroy Reservoir (Elevated) (WS 30) is an elevated cast iron tank, originally manufactured at the Newcastle Permanent Way Railway Workshops in Newcastle in 1928. It is a rectangular tank with bordered panels, supported on an H beam girder frame with nine legs, both horizontally and diagonally braced, founded on concrete piers. Standard features include: depth gauge board, trigonometric station, access ladder, handrails and inlet and outlet valve chambers. The adjacent pumping station (WPS 75) is of little or no significance. Full Service Level: 126 m. Capacity: 0.16 ML.
  • Modifications made
    The reservoir has been roofed to safeguard water quality (1960s-1970s).
  • History
    Collaroy Reservoir (Elevated) (WS 30). Originally constructed in 1935 at Mt. Colah, was transferred to its present site in 1949. The cast iron elevated tank was constructed in the Newcastle Permanent Way Railway Workshops in 1928. It is one of a small group of water reservoirs still in service which was constructed originally for railway purposes.
  • National
    Settlement
  • State
    Utilities
  • Local
    Water Supply
  • Local description
    Relates to the planning, development, expansion and provision of water supply.
  • a) Historical
    Collaroy Reservoir (Elevated) (WS 30) is one of a small group of reservoirs in the Sydney Water system, which was originally constructed for railway purposes.
  • e) Research
    It demonstrates a significant adaptation of railway technology for water supply purposes.
  • f) Rarity
    One of a small group of railway type reservoirs in service. One of a very small group of cast iron elevated reservoirs.
  • List name
    Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register
  • Date listing listed
    01 January 2000
  • List name
    National Trust of Australia register
  • Date listing listed
    01 January 2000
  • WS 30.
    WS 30.
    Created by: Edward Higginbotham
    Creation date: 01 January 2000
  • Location Plan
    Location Plan
    Created by:
    Creation date: 01 January 2000
  • The physical curtilage plan for Collaroy Reservoir (Elevated)(WS 0030).
    The physical curtilage plan for Collaroy Reservoir (Elevated)(WS 0030).
    Created by: Sydney Water
    Creation date: 29 May 2006
  • Data entry status
    Basic
  • Entered
    18 December 2000
  • Updated
    18 June 2018