Yarra Valley Water


Panton Hill Tanks Upgrade Project

To ensure the ongoing supply of safe drinking water and to improve safety for staff working at Panton Hill, we constructed a new steel water tank and demolished the existing concrete tanks that were built in the 1970s.

We replaced the two existing concrete water storage tanks at 668 Kangaroo Ground – St Andrews Road, Panton Hill with a new welded steel tank.

The new tank is approximately 11 metres high, 12 metres diameter and stores 1.03 megalitres – an equivalent capacity to the two existing tanks.

We started work in mid-November 2020 and completed all work in March 2022. Our work was subject to weather, ground conditions and COVID-19 restrictions.

Our project partners, Simpson Construction Pty Ltd, delivered this project on our behalf.



To ensure we can continue to supply water to our customers while the new tank is being constructed, this project was completed in stages.

Stage 1
October to
November 2020

  • Install site offices and construct a new access road from Kangaroo Ground – St Andrews Road to the tanks. This involves widening, re-grading and sealing the existing road. This work will enable us to bring construction equipment to site, safely.

Stage 2
November 2020 to January 2021

  • Decommission and demolish the first concrete water tank and associated telecommunications, valves and pipes.
  • Start constructing the new steel tank once this first concrete tank has been demolished and removed.
  • Recycle the concrete and steel from the tank.

Stage 3
January to
July 2021

  • Construct the new steel tank. This tank will have an equivalent storage capacity as the existing two concrete tanks. This work will be completed by our tank building specialists.
  • Demolish the second tank once the new tank has been connected to our supply network, tested and commissioned.

Stage 4
July to August 2021

  • Decommission and demolish the second concrete water tank.
  • Recycled waste from the site.

Stage 5
August to
September 2021

  • Install new pipework, flow meter and control cabinet.
  • Clean and return site to pre-construction conditions.


Normal working hours were between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 3pm, Saturday. When there was work on the weekend, residents in the vicinity of the tank site were advised

Our work was noisy, especially when we demolished the concrete tanks and when we are welding and painting the new steel tank.

There was additional traffic on local roads as our construction crews traveled to and from site - and when specialist machinery and equipment was delivered and materials removed.

For safety and to improve access, we widened and sealed the road to the new tank.

Some of the vegetation and trees along the access road and at the tank site was removed, in accordance with our Planning Permit from Nillumbik Shire Council.

There was no interruption to our water supply service while this work was being completed.


The map shows the location of the existing water tanks at Kangaroo Ground – St Andrews Road, Panton Hill.

map of location
Existing tank site, 668 Kangaroo Ground, St Andrews Road, Panton Hill


concrete tank picture
Existing concrete tanks to be replaced


New steel tank at Panton Hill
New steel tank 


Project updates


View Project Update - March 2021

View Project Update - December 2021

View Project Update - October 2021

View Project Update - June 2021 (PDF)

View Project Update - February 2021 (PDF 550KB)

View Project Update - December 2020 (PDF 547KB)

View Project Update - September 2020 (PDF 382KB) 

Contact us

For more information about this project, contact the Project Manager,
Shovana Pradhan on 9872 1390 or email [email protected]


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