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    Restoration works completed on Sydney Water Pumphouse

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A 90 year old water pumping station in Centennial Park has been restored, thanks to a 125 year old partnership!

Centennial Park and Sydney Water both celebrated their 125th anniversaries in 2013. To mark the occasion, we agreed to restore an historic (but still in active use) water pumping station in Centennial Park.

Firstly, how did it look before the works?

Sydney Water Pumphouse - prior to works

Sydney Water Pumphouse – prior to works in December 2013

Works began in December 2013

Works began in December 2013

Scaffolding goes up!

Scaffolding goes up!

The 1970s flat roof was removed, and the original-style hipped slate roof recreated

The 1970s flat roof was removed, and the original-style hipped slate roof recreated

The underlay and waterproofing put in place

The underlay and waterproofing put in place

The new slate tiles were installed

The new slate tiles were installed

The newly painted and repaired walls and doors

The newly painted and repaired walls and doors

A number of the restoration team with Centennial Parkands and Sydney Water representatives officially 'unveil' the restored pumphouse

A number of the restoration team with Centennial Parkands and Sydney Water representatives officially ‘unveil’ the restored pumphouse

And what is inside the pumphouse?

Here’s a sneak peek…

Inspecting the inside of the pumphouse

Inspecting the inside of the pumphouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

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