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Work Starts on Werribee Water Tower


The disused water tower at 1 Tower Road, Werribee is in the process of receiving its new makeover.

Pic 1: Photo believed to be from the 1970’s

The tower, which dates back to 1913,  was constructed by the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission for irrigation and domestic water supply in the Werribee South irrigation area.

Pic 2: SRWC Office 1946

For approximately 30 years, beginning in the 1950’s, the tower was also used by the Werribee Fire Brigade to fill fire trucks to assist in protecting Werribee and it’s surrounds.

The tower will be transformed when artists paint a giant mural that will highlight the historical significance of the tower to the area.

Pic 3: April 2020

Southern Rural Water , which was formed when the Rural Water Corporation was dissolved in 1995, and Arts Assist, a not-for-profit community organisation have partnered to bring this project to completion.

Pic 1 – Wyndham CIty Libraries, “Water Tower and Office,
Tower Road,
Werribee,” Wyndham History, accessed April 17, 2020, https://wyndhamhistory.net.au/items