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05-December-2014
05-December-2014

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Lake Bellfield Commemorative Plaque was erected in 1969 to commemorate the official opening of the Lake Bellfield Water Storage.

The Premier of Victoria Sir Henry Bolte unveiled a commemorative bronze plaque set in a 10-tonne rock which was excavated during the dam construction, to officially open the Lake Bellfield water storage. Other dignitaries present were The Minister of Water Supply, Mr Borthwick; President of the Stawell Shire, Cr M. D. Rahley and The Member for Ballarat Murray Byrne. Mr Borthwick announced that the Government had approved the temporary diversion of the upper 15-square kilometres of the Wannon catchment to Lake Bellfield, subject to four conditions. 

Location

Address:Grampians Road, Lake Bellfield, Halls Gap, 3381
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.176392
Long: 142.540344
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 6th October, 1969
Front Inscription
                    LAKE BELLFIELD
THIS RESERVOIR IMPOUNDS THE WATER OF FYANS
CREEK TO AUGMENT THE WATER SUPPLY TO 
THE WIMMERA AND MALLEE REGIONS
CAPACITY OF STORAGE          63,000 ACRE FEET
HEIGHT ABOVE SEA LEVEL                 910     FEET

THE RESERVOIR WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED BY THE
HON. SIR HENRY BOLTE, K.C.M.G., M.L.A., PREMIER OF VICTORIA AND HON.W.A.BORTHWICK, M.L.A., MINISTER OF WATER SUPPLY
               ON THE 6TH OCTOBER, 1969. 
THE DAM WAS DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTED BY THE  STATE RIVERS AND WATER SUPPLY COMMISSION
A.L.TISDALL, M.AGR.S.C.,                                    CHAIRMAN
R.A. HORSFALL, M.B.E., M.C.E., B.MECH.E.,   DEPUTY CHAIRMAN 
K.D.GREEN, O.B.E., E.D., B.C.E.,                      COMMISSIONER
G.W.LEWIS                                                          SECRETARY


C.L.SANDERS, F.I.E. AUST.,     CHIEF ENGINEER MAJOR WORKS
M.G.SPEEDIE, M.C.E.,  CHIEF DESIGNING ENGINEER
J.H.STANDISH, B.C.E.,  CHIEF CONSTRUCTIONAL ENGINEER
V.MICHELS, B.C.E.,  SENIOR DESIGNING ENGINEER
D.J.LITTLE, B.C.E.,  RESIDENT ENGINEER


 
Source: MA
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