Centenary of the O'Shannassy Water Supply System - 1913 to 2013 - a Pictorial Heritage

O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Sussex St to Yuonga Rd

1803 - Beginnings
1892 - Surrey Hills Reservoirs
1911 - Design and Construction
1911 - The O'Shannassy Weir
1914 - Maintenance and Operations
1923 - Bushfires, Landslips, and Floods
1924 - Modifications and Enlargements
1927 - Silvan Dam
1927 - Mt Evelyn Aqueduct
1928 - The O'Shannassy Reservoir
1929 - Upper Yarra Conduits
1931 - Silvan Inlet Aqueduct
1996 - Decommissioning
2006 - Pigging Project
2007 - O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Overview
O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Parrot Rd to Don Rd
O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Don Road to Dee Rd
O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Dee Rd to Sussex St
O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Sussex St to Yuonga Rd
O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Yuonga Rd to Donna Buang Rd
O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Donna Buang Rd to Cement Creek Rd
O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Cement Creek Rd to the Weir
The Present
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Sussex St entry point (2012)

O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Sussex St to Yuonga Rd - 3 km
There is no dedicated car park at Sussex St for access to this sector. Visitors may park on the side of Sussex St, outside of the fenced Reservoir and Communications Tower, adjacent to the track entry gate.

The track crosses the Mt Victoria Walking Track, near the top of the Warburton Golf Course.
Several concrete bridges to former timber miills are passed.
Points of Interest
  • Crossing of Ythan Creek
  • Holding Dam
  • Tramway bridge - Andesrsoin/Brookfield  Mill
  • Tramway bridge - Parburys Mill
  • Bridge crossing to Mt Victoria Walking Track
  • Tramway Bridge - Richards Mill
  • Crossing of Brisbane Creek

Mt Victoria Walking Track - bridge (2012)

Bridge crossing to Parbury's Mill, Sussex St (2012)

Bridge crossing - Brookfields Mill (2012)

Holding Dam in Sussex St, near Trail (2012)

Comms and water tower, Sussex St, next to Trail (2012)

Bridge crossing - Richard's Mill (2012)

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