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Waverley Reservoir No. 2

Item details

Name of item: Waverley Reservoir No. 2
Type of item: Archaeological-Terrestrial
Group/Collection: Utilities - Water
Category: Water Supply Reservoir/ Dam
Primary address: Waverley Park, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Waverley ParkWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Built in 1917 as part of enlargements to a capacity of 4,760,000 gallons, 4,260,000 in the underground reservoir (grassed over, see photo attached) and 500,000 in the elevated one. Both built in 1917. See National Trust sheets attached. The elevated tank is housed in a circular unroofed structure, which has an entrance hall with stairs going up to a flat roof, from which access to the tank itself is gained. This hall has a grand entrance, reached by a monumental flight of steps. The entire structure is decorated with pilasters and two courses of arcading.
Date significance updated: 07 Feb 00
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Construction years: 1915-1945
Current use: Reservoir
Former use: Reservoir

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Utilities-Activities associated with the provision of services, especially on a communal basis (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
This item is of scientific significance
Integrity/Intactness: Substantially intact
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  06 Dec 96   
Local Environmental Plan  26 Oct 12   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study1990A38-42Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620422

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