Drummoyne is a leafy suburb in Sydney’s Inner West that is surrounded on three sides by Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River. While the waterfront properties have views of the magnificent harbour, those in the centre of Drummoyne have views of the Heritage Listed Drummoyne Reservoir (a.k.a. the Tank).
The Drummoyne Reservoir is one of a group of four elevated steel water supply service reservoirs built between 1910 and 1915 as part of the Sydney metropolitan water supply system. It served as a storage reservoir for Drummoyne from 1913 until the mid-1960s. It was formally disconnected from the system in 1994.
In a move that is being opposed by the local Council, Sydney Water is proposing selling off the Reservoir on the open market. Canada Bay Council is currently seeking signatures for a petition requesting that the site be retained as a public asset, restored and decontaminated, and used as a public park.