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The plaque commemorates 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. 


Address:Tymna Drive, Lake Bellfield, Halls Gap, 3381
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.176679
Long: 142.539666
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology


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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