Tank Stream tours
The Tank Stream is a rare surviving link with the historically important nexus between pre and post-contact European settlement. It was one of the most important factors in determining the location of the first permanent European settlement in Australia and was a vital water source for colonial Sydney.
Available only twice per year, these special tours take visitors underground along a length of the stream. Run in conjunction with Sydney Water, tickets are available by ballot only. Children under 12 years of age are not permitted to enter the tunnel.
The next Tank Stream tour will take place on Sunday 27 October 2013. Tours run for 1 hour and depart every hour from 8.00am with the last tour departing at 5.00pm.
Ballot registrations for the Tank Stream tours on 27 October are now closed. Successful entrants will be notified by 11 October.
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More about the tours
Jon Breen is a construction engineer and former heritage officer with Sydney Water. He is also a member of the Sydney Water heritage committee of the National Trust, the Australia Heritage committee of the Institution of Engineers, and a judge on the environment and heritage panel for engineering excellence. Jon’s parents were farmers on the Lachlan River.
Yvonne Kaiser-Glass is Sydney Water's archaeologist. She provides strategic advice and assistance on a wide range of Sydney Water projects that involve excavation in areas of Aboriginal cultural heritage sensitivity (known or potential) and/or non-Aboriginal archaeological potential. Yvonne's involvement helps to ensure Sydney Water meets it regulatory requirements, whilst achieving short and long term environmental and customer-focused benefits. Previously, Yvonne has worked for the Heritage Council of NSW, the Australian Museum and the Planning Minister of NSW advising on natural and cultural heritage issues.