The Maroondah water supply system
The Maroondah water supply system is part of an extensive and complex series of water storage and delivery networks which have helped supply Melbourne with clean drinking water since the 1890s.
Supplying clean drinking water for over 100 years
Established in the north-east of Melbourne, the system includes Maroondah Aqueduct, Coranderrk Aqueduct and Maroondah Reservoir.
While some sections have now been decommissioned, many parts are still functional and play an integral role in the everyday supply of water to the city.
The Maroondah system’s community spaces
Various areas within the Maroondah Aqueduct, the Coranderrk Aqueduct and Maroondah Reservoir are open to the public, offering spaces for picnics and walking.
The park area that surrounds the base of Maroondah Reservoir’s dam wall is considered one of the most significant designed parkland landscapes in the state.
Covering an area of approximately 2 hectares, Maroondah Reservoir Park is made up of manicured gardens and includes a vast array of formal plantings, mainly of exotic trees.