Does anyone know where I can find the remains of the nepean-warragamba aerial ropeway?
On a side topic, my stepmother's family grew up in the Burragorang Valley before it was flooded by Sydney Water for the construction of Warragamba Dam in the 1950's.
I have seen black & white photos of the valley and it was so beautiful with a trickling brook. The valley had its own town, post office, dairy, church, school. It was a lovely place. Crossing the Nepean River was a wooden trestle bridge which the foundations can still be seen when the dam levels are at its lowest.
The families that lived in the valley didnt even receive any compensation back then from Sydney Water.
All of it was flooded for the sake of Sydney.
I do know that people who lost their houses for the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and approaches were not compensated - imagine that!
Burrinjuck Dam still has its ropeway still workingWhat Ropeway at Burrinjuck Dam? I have never seen it, I know that the Burrinjuck Dam had a 610mm guage railway line from Goondah, but I have never seen any photos relating to a ropeway at Burrinjuck Dam?
I tried to post a link to a site run by Sydney Water about Burrinjuck Dam but it wont work so I suggest you both Google it and read the section regarding its construction.Thanks for that information, Gordon
A 'Ropeway' was used during its construction along with a 'wood fired' steam locomotive.
However I was unable to see if any part or portion of the 'Ropeway' still exists today.
I think you will find that under the Old NSW Public Works Act there was no compensation for land acquisition. Today it is now considered Fair and Reasonable to compensate for land acquisitions by the NSW Government.