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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Churchill National park - the disused Reservoir



đź‘»Photos taken on May 15, 2017, on a 2.5 (return) km hike to the old Reservoir (see photos). This was built in 1915, supplying water to Dandenong via an aqueduct, which snaked its way through what is now the Churchill National Park and the Churchill Park Golf Club. 

Most of the aqueduct was open channel, but some sections, including a syphon, were pipe. 

Some parts of the rusting pipe are still visible. A management track is adjacent to the aqueduct, known as "Channel Track", which may be followed for some 3.5 km from the reservoir to Syphon Track. 

The reservoir and aqueduct were decommisioned in 1936 when the Lysterfield Reservoir was opened.

The stone structure stlll intact at the reservoir is the old outlet through which water passed into the aqueduct.

Channel Track may be accessed via Army Rd, either from the main car park off Churchill Park Drive, or from the gate at Bergin's Rd.

There are splendid views from Channel Track and Army Rd towards Dandenong and the Bay.


Reservoir

Reservoir

Reservoir

Reservoir
Reservoir

View from Channel Track

Old pipe crossing Channel Track

View from Channel Track

View from Channel Track
Channel Track

View from Channel Track

Old pipe crossing Channel Track

The Aqueduct

Channel Track
Army Track

Channel Track

Channel Track

Army Track

Army Track

View from Army Track

Army Track
Walking Route
Army Track

View from Army Track

North BoundaryTrack

Army Track
Route of the Aqueduct

Channel Track

1 comment:

  1. Howdy Bob, there is still quite a lot of water in this reservoir, the walking tracks and surrounding bushland and wetland looks wonderful but where are all the birds?
    Thanks for sharing and best regards! Michael

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