Going Against the Flow

Address: Caretaker’s Cottage, Preston Reservoir, 883-893 High Street, Reservoir

Phone: 9217 2377

Email: culturalheritageofficer@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

Opening Hours: Sunday 26 November, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Presented by Melbourne Water with support from the City of Whittlesea

Completed in 1857, the Yan Yean Water Supply System remains one of the oldest functioning water systems in Australia. An engineering marvel, it used ancient techniques of civil engineering to augment the natural water courses of the Plenty River and serve as a repository of drinking water for Melbourne.

Join us to learn about its historical and cultural significance and future challenges in managing the heritage values of this early water supply.

Cost: $30 per person. Bookings essential.              


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