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Pheasants Nest Weir (Nepean River)

Item details

Name of item: Pheasants Nest Weir (Nepean River)
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Utilities - Water
Category: Weir
Location: Lat: 0 Long: 0
Primary address: Nepean River, Wilton, NSW 2574
Local govt. area: Wollondilly
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Nepean RiverWiltonWollondilly  Primary Address
Nepean River downstream from Cordeaux confluenceWiltonWollondilly  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

The Pheasants Nest Weir together with the Broughtons Pass Weir, has historical and technical significance through its role and function as a diversion weir in the Upper Nepean Water Supply Scheme.
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Description

Designer/Maker: Moriarty, E.O.
Construction years: 1880-1888
Physical description: A diversion weir, built on the Upper Nepean River as part of the Upper Nepean Water Supply Scheme, an extensive system of Tunnels, Aqueducts, Canals, Reservoirs and Pipelines delivering water from the catchment of the Nepean River to Crown Street Reservoir, Sydney.
Current use: Weir
Former use: Weir

History

Historical notes: Part of the Upper Nepean Scheme devised in 1867 by E.O.Moriarty of the PWDand commenced in 1880 with completion in 1888.
Together with the Broughtons Pass Weir, the weir's construction diverted waters of the Avon, Cordeaux, Cataract and Nepean Rivers through a 7.3km tunnel into the Upper Canal.

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)-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Utilities-Activities associated with the provision of services, especially on a communal basis Water Supply-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The Pheasants Nest Weir together with the Broughtons Pass Weir, has historical and technical significance through its role and function as a diversion weir in the Upper Nepean Water Supply Scheme.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
N/A
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The Pheasants Nest Weir together with the Broughtons Pass Weir, has historical and technical significance through its role and function as a diversion weir in the Upper Nepean Water Supply Scheme.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
N/A
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
N/A
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
This item is assessed rare regionally.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
This item is assessed as aesthetically representative statewide.
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.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  23 Feb 11   
Local Environmental Plan  23 Aug 91 1197240
Heritage study  01 Jan 92   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Macarthur Region Heritage Study1985Ref.No.711   No
Wollondilly Heritage Study1992WO0209JRC Planning ServicesJRC Yes
Wollondilly Shire Council Heritage Study Review20062690209Andrea OehmAndrea Oehm Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written  Water Board Interim Heritage Inventory
Written  National Trust (NSW) Upper Nepean Water Supply Scheme listing proposal.
WrittenAird, W1961The Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage of Sydney
WrittenHenry, F.1939The Water Supply & Sewerage of Sydney

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2690209


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