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Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW), Melbourne, Victoria
Image: Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Boards Shield
Source: Museum Victoria
The Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW) was established by Act of the Victorian Parliament in 1890 and came into operation in March 1891. The MMBW was responsible for ensuring that the Melbourne area had 'an adequate supply of pure water and an efficient sanitation system'. The MMBW was responsible for the construction of the Spotswood Sewerage Pumping Station, built between 1893 and 1897, and the Werribee Treatment Works as part of Melbourne's first centralised sewerage system. Most of Melbourne's larger water supply dams were built by MMBW during the period after 1900.
The MMBW became Melbourne Water with the proclamation of the Melbourne Water Act in July 1992. MMBW traded as Melbourne Water from 1 September 1991.
Dingle, Tony & Rasmussen, Carolyn (1991). Vital Connections - Melbourne and its Board of Works 1891-1991, McPhee Gribble, Penguin Books Australia Ltd, Melbourne.
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Letter inviting Councillor G.G. Fullarton, Mayor of Keilor, to join the official party on the dais at the opening of the Tullamarine Freeway, presided over by Sir Henry Bolte, Premier o ...Images: 1
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Water Rates Notice issued by the Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works to Nicolae Condurateanu, dated 26 October 1952. The rates are for one pound, sixteen shillings and eight pence. ...Images: 1
Print of a hand coloured general arrangement drawing of the Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works sewerage pumping station at Spotswood. It shows details of the North & South Engine H ...Images: 2
2006 Calendar issued by Melbourne Water with each month illustrated by a primary school child. The theme is "I Love Living Here" which promotes the protection of Melbourne's rivers and ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 1
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Brochure - 'Making Melbourne the world's most water-sensitive city', Melbourne Water, October 2003. The brochure provides information about Melbourne Water, its partners, values and go ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 4