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The re-purposing of historic Paddington Reservoir

Paddington Reservoir Gardens is the re-purposed site of a historic water reservoir which accepted water from the Botany Swamps pumping station for supply to parts of Sydney between 1866 and 1899. The Reservoir was originally constructed in two stages, completed in 1866 and 1878. The water chambers were built below street level with a grassed park above, […]

When it comes to recycling, re-use is King!

Re-use is sustainable, energy efficient and conserves the environment. It also preserves Australia’s irreplaceable, heritage bricks, often over 100 years old, like these beauties. Sadly today in Australia, when brick buildings are demolished, the bricks are very often taken away and crushed as demolition waste. What a waste! Hundreds of thousands of perfectly good bricks are destroyed […]