Melbourne Water to undertake Thompson Reservoir structural upgrade


A map indicating where the works will take place and how residents will be affected. Photo Credit: Melbourne Water

Melbourne Water will undertake works on one of its largest reservoirs as part of an ongoing program to maintain Melbourne’s Water’s assets. 

Melbourne Water will upgrade the right abutment of Baw Baw’s own Thompson Reservoir, which makes up 60% of Melbourne’s storage capacity (1,068 billion litres) and holds enough water to fill the Sydney Harbour twice or 628 MCG’s.

A work area will be established by Melbourne Water near the look out and commemorative plaque on Thomson Dam Access Road but water supply will not be impacted.

Machinery, trucks, fencing and site facilities will be delivered to the site before the project commences.

Baw Baw Shire council said residents might notice the projects deliveries being transported through town.

However, council advises traffic conditions will not be affected other than in the work area near Thomson Dam Access Road.

Some public areas will also be closed but are yet to be specified.

Access will be maintained to the look-out and commemorative plaque.

Limited parking will be made available to visitors but only when the area is made safe and secure.

Melbourne Water’s work on the Reservoir will occur from mid-August to December between Monday to Saturday, 7.00am to 5.00pm.



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