UPPER CANAL HERITAGE ADVICE
CLIENT Sydney Catchment Authority
LOCATION Southern Sydney
The Upper Canal is a State significant piece of - Heritage Assessment of Broughton’s Pass
water infrastructure in southern Sydney. Built Complex;
in 1888 as part of the Upper Nepean Water - Expert Peer Review and Membership of the
Supply scheme, it is still a major component in Technical Review Panel for a BHP proposal
Sydney’s water supply system. It connects the to undermine the Upper Canal at Simpson’s
major dams south of Sydney to the Prospect Creek;
Water Filtration Plant.
- Archival recording before and after works.
In the last seven years, the GAO Heritage Group By understanding that the Upper Canal is a
has undertaken numerous small projects on working asset and that industrial heritage items
the Upper Canal for the Sydney Catchment such as this require a different approach and
Authority. These include: tolerance to change than many other types of
- Heritage Impact Assessments for upgrading heritage items, the GAO Heritage Group has
safety equipment; upgrading trash racks; been able to assist the Sydney Catchment
removal of redundant assets; construction of Authority to achieve its heritage conservation
a new chlorination plant at Mount Annan and responsibilities while meeting operational and
upgrading of the southern railway aqueduct; safety requirements.
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