December Newsletter - Currans Hill Reservoir

Sydney Water has a long-term plan to increase resilience in our network and to extend the city’s water capacity and supply. As part of the Prospect South to Macarthur (ProMac) program we have been constructing a new reservoir in Currans Hill.

Whilst we do our best at Sydney Water to minimise the impact on the local community, we appreciate the work we do can impact some more than others. We thank the Currans Hill community for your continued support, patience and cooperation while we complete this essential work, providing clean, reliable drinking water to the community.

Currans Hill, reservoir update

Our Principal Contractor, Brockman Engineering, has been working hard to complete the Currans Hill reservoir since our August update. The reservoir is nearing completion and will be introduced into the Sydney Water network soon to further bolster water supply in the area.

Progress works have included:

  • Completion of the reservoir structure.
  • Installation of the roof.
  • Dismantling the temporary stair platform and preparing foundations for the permanent stair structure.
  • Dismantling and removing the crane affectionately named by the local pre-school children as “Pebbles”.
  • Blasting the internal reservoir walls and removing the temporary coating for surface protection application.
  • Application of epoxy paint to interior of reservoir to ensure years of service to the community.

Fun Fact!

It may not look like it from a distance, but this reservoir is as large in diameter as it is high (21m).

Did you know?

The inside of the tank is blasted using a magnetic robotic unit remotely driven on the interior of the reservoir, blasting the surface back to a white metal profile in preparation for the interior coating.

Works to come in 2024

The main reservoir structure is nearing completion, with only minor works taking place in 2024. These include delivery and construction of the permanent stair tower and installation of access roof hatches. As works progress to the commissioning phase, the contractor will demobilise the plant and equipment from site. The site will then be restored which includes minor restoration works on access ways and roads.

The holiday shutdown and work resumption

Work will cease at the Currans Hill site from Friday 22 December 2023 and resume on Monday 8 January 2024. During the shutdown, all ProMac worksites will be regularly inspected to ensure temporary fencing and environmental controls are secure.

If you are concerned about the condition of the site during the shutdown, please notify the community team who will be on-call over this period.

Sydney Water would like to extend to everyone Season’s Greetings and all the best for a safe and happy holiday season.

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