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Cornish Hill Water Project

Yarra Valley Water is replacing an existing water storage tank in the Healesville area to ensure the reliability of our water supply to our customers. 

Throughout Yarra Valley Water’s service district, drinking water is stored in reservoirs located on hills and other high points, and then flows through pipes by gravity to supply nearby customers.

The water storage tank located on the top of the hill on Mt Riddell Road is known as the Cornish Hill Reservoir, and it has been supplying customers in the area since 1971. The Cornish Hill Reservoir is a vital piece of water infrastructure, however due to its age the time has come for the tank to be replaced.

Map of Cornish Hill water tank upgrade project works area
The red line shows where we are building a new water pipe

Replacing the tank

Over the past few months Yarra Valley Water has completed some minor preparatory works around the Cornish Hill Reservoir.

We have now engaged a contractor to conduct the following works on our behalf:

Late January to March 2018 – Constructing a new 230-metre-long section of water pipe within Mt RIddell Road and Yarra Valley Water’s Cornish Hill Reservoir site, which will ensure we can continue to provide nearby customers with water while the tank replacement works are occurring. A new pressure reducing station will also be constructed, to manage pressure levels at the tank, but this will not have any impact on any customers' water pressure levels.

March to mid-November 2018 – Demolishing the existing tank, and then building a new tank in its place. This will ensure the continued supply of safe drinking water to people in the Healesville community.

Community impacts

Local water and sewerage services will not be affected by these works. When construction begins in late January, works will occur within the Cornish Hill Tank site (located on Mt Riddell Road), as well as within Mt Riddell Road (between Hazel Crescent and Blumfield Road).

Yarra Valley Water and our contractors will make every effort to limit the impact of our works on nearby residents, however people may notice noise and restricted traffic access during works hours.

Contact us

If you have any questions or feedback regarding this project, please contact the project manager, Rebecca King, on 9872 2617 or email [email protected]