Help save our heritage – Ovoid Sewer Aqueduct

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The Ovoid Sewer Aqueduct over the Barwon River downstream from the Breakwater (photo from south side of the river). The park is proposed for the northern banks.

Barwon Water is proposing a new riverside park downstream of the Breakwater adjacent to the historic ovoid sewer aqueduct across the Barwon River.

While the park would open access to the area, which is currently overgrown and has no public access, the proposal does not include restoration or maintenance of the aqueduct which is seriously in need of repair, and is currently unsafe.  The ovoid sewer aqueduct is historically and architecturally significant.

You can add your voice and your ideas to the proposal at the Aqueduct Park proposal website.

We’d like to see the aqueduct (and it’s original walkway) restored and open for public access.  Currently, the site is closed, and boats are prohibited from going under the bridge because of potential falling concrete.

Rod wants a bike path over the walkway on the disused ovoid sewage aqueduct.

Rod wants a bike path over the walkway on the disused ovoid sewage aqueduct.

A future park might include links to the existing Barwon River and Waurn Ponds Creek shared path network.  The last time a Cycling Geelong ride visited the aqueduct was on Rod’s history ride for the National Trust in 2015.

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