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Geelong Reticulated Water Centenary Plaque : 25-09-2013
Geelong Reticulated Water Centenary Plaque : 25-09-2013

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The plaque commemorates a centenary of reticulated water supply and marks the site in April 1974 where the Premier of Victoria released water from the Bungal Dam into the Geelong Water Supply.


Address:Orana Road, Highton, 3216
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.156962
Long: 144.31155
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Approx. Event Start Date:1874
Approx. Event End Date:1974


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 11th April, 1974
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Geelong Waterworks & Sewerage Trust

This plaque commemorates an event in connection with the Centenary of Reticulated Water Supply to Geelong and District 

1874 - 1974

And marks the site where on 11th April, 1974 the Hon. R. J. Hamer, E.D., M.P., Premier of Victoria released from the She-Oaks - Montpelior Pipeline into the Geelong System water from the gathering grounds of the Bungal Dam on the Western Moorabool River between Buninyong,  Lal Lal and Warrenheip. Thus completing a project envisaged by the Victorian Parliament in 1858.

R. W. Whiteside, Chairman ; A. H. S. Foster Vice -Chairman;
B. C. Henshaw, Secretary ;   A. W. Cooke, Engineer-In-Chief.  

Source: MA
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