Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address Chandlers Hill Road HAPPY VALLEY
Accuracy L - low level confidence
Development Plan Onkaparinga Council
Polygon Type D - item has been digitised (generally because it doesn't exist in a DCDB parcel, eg. bridge
Details (Known As) Happy Valley Reservoir (Dam Wall & Towers)
Registered Name Happy Valley Reservoir - Dam Walls and Towers
Significance Constructed in 1896, this was the third significant water catchment structure to be completed to service the Adelaide metropolitan area and was prompted, in part, by the increase in water consumption created by the establishment of the water-borne sewage system in the early 1880s. The reservoir, fed by water via a tunnel from the Clarendon Weir (registered place 12711), is a relatively early example of a large and complex water storage system and reflects the expansion of Adelaide's population and improvements in the provision of public utilities. The construction of the earth dam wall and the 5 kilometre long inlet tunnel was a significant engineering project at the time. (HB: 3/2005)
Subject Index Utilities - Reservoir
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 08-NOV-1984
LGA Onkaparinga
State Heritage ID 12710
Heritage Number 5234
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information GM 229/415 H105500 S516,CT 0000/0000 R394 CAB,CT 5837/72 F216252 A100,CT 5831/856 F216147 A98,CT 5830/157 F216330 A95,CT 6089/961 H105500 S466,CT 6089/962 H105500 S466, 475


While due care has been taken to ensure that the SA Heritage Places Database accurately reflects the South Australian Heritage Register and listings of Local Heritage Places in Development Plans, the State of South Australia does not accept liability for the use of the SA Heritage Database for any purpose. Users should consult the Department for Environment and Water - Heritage South Australia to confirm the listing of State Heritage Places and the relevant Development Plan for Local Heritage Places/Contributory Items.

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