Woronora Dam is testimony to the ability of a government body to systematically harness a natural resource for utilitarian purposes. It is representative of the mass concrete-cyclopean masonry construction technique commonly used in dam-building prior to the Second World War. Woronora Dam thus has immense historic and technological value. It is a unique element within the Sydney water system as it exists independently of the collection and storage dams of the Upper Nepean-Warragamba schemes and supplies only the southern suburbs of the metropolitan area, including Sutherland, Cronulla, and Heathcote. Woronora Village, located within the Dam curtilage, has historical significance as a township founded for the sole purpose of accomodating construction workers and their families, and shares architectural and planning characteristics with the villages of the Upper Nepean and Warramgamba schemes.
Source:NSW Heritage Branch
Woronora Dam Road, Waterfall, NSW