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The plaque recognises the Lower Canal at Prospect Dam as an Historic Engineering Marker.

The Institution of Engineers Australia, through its Heritage Committees, established the Australian Historic Engineering Plaquing Program to acknowledge past engineering achievements and to draw public attention to the significant contributions they have made to society.The Plaquing Program is a means of bringing public recognition to significant historic engineering works and the engineers who created them. The Program is intended to contribute to the conservation of Australian engineering heritage.


Address:Reservoir Road, Prospect Reservoir, Prospect, 2148
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.825131
Long: 150.909611
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1994
Front Inscription

Historic Engineering Marker

The Lower Canal, Prospect

This eight kilometre water supply canal was completed by the Public Works Department in 1888 as the third component of  the Prospect Reservoir works, thereby completing the Upper Nepean Scheme.

Laid on a Grade of 1 in 10,000, the canal is a good example of 19th Century hydraulic engineering.  It includes spillways,  stormwater flumes and the now-disused Boothtown Aqueduct and continues to convey Sydney`s water to pipehead at  Guildford.

Dedicated by the Institution of Engineers, Australia and the Water Board 



Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au