|Function / usage:||
Water supply tunnel
|Built:||1827 - 1837|
|Status:||out of service|
Geographic Information & Related Structures
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Australia and Oceania
|height||ø 1.8 m ; max. 3 m|
|volume of extracted material||7 500 m3|
Work started at Hyde Park.
First water from springs encountered.
Pipes from Hyde Park to supply shipping.
Tunnel completed:1.5 -1.8 megalitres/day to water carts.
General pipe reticulation.
Refurbishment and cleanout of tunnel: 6 megalitres/day.
Superseded by other schemes.
Botanic Gardens supply only.
Oxford Street section backfilled with sand.
Proposal to reactivate Bore to supply city parks and gardens.
State government of New South Wales allocates funds for restoration of the Bore to supply parks of Sydney central business district.
The tunnel is unlined through sanstone, lined with masonry when through sand.
The second water supply for Sydney after pollution of the Tank Stream.
National Engineering Landmark of the Institution of Engineers, Australia.
Relevant Web Sites
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- The Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage of Sydney, Metropolitan Water Supply and Drainage Board of Sydney, Sydney (Australia), 1961
- Busby's Bore - Sydney's Second Water Supply, in "Australian Geomechanics", June 1988 v. 15