BrandCulture (Sydney) received a high commendation at the National Trust of Australia 2013 Heritage Awards for its work on interpretive signage for Sydney Water, which included both the waterworks’ headquarters building as well as its Potts Hill reservoir facility in Sydney. The project was also recognized in the 2012 SEGD Global Design Awards.
Potts Hill reservoir has supplied Sydney with its drinking water for well over 100 years, so it is of particular importance to the heritage of this public brand. The site contains the original screening chamber used to remove debris out of the upper canal. The first reservoir was built when the needs of Sydney’s population surpassed the capacity of the canal, and was a significant engineering feat at the time.