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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Silvan Reservoir Park


The Silvan Reservoir Park is adjacent to the Silvan Reservoir, 40 km east of the Melbourne CBD.

The Reservoir supplies water via large underground pipelines to storage facilities nearer to the city.

The Park incorporates a beautiful and carefully maintained picnic ground, as well as several interesting walking tracks.

The Reservoir was built in the period 1928-1931, and some artifacts from the original construction have been preserved, including part of the former concrete aqueduct and the Stilling Basin.

The Stonyford Creek Nature Trail, which starts at the picnic ground, is a short, 1 km circuit walk through protected forest and fern gullies.

I visited the Park on February 24, 2009.

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Comprehensive information about the history and development of the Reservoir may be found at
http://www.aussieheritage.com.au/listings2/vic/Silvan/SilvanReservoirandPark/18279

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