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Carrowbrook

Carrowbrook is a picturesque 25 minute drive from Singleton and it also has the attraction of Lake St Clair. The lake, which nestles in the undulating hills of the Hunter Valley, was formed behind the walls of Glennies Creek Dam after its completion in 1983.

Carrowbrook: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Lostock Dam


Lostock Dam is a minor rock fill and clay core embankment dam a concrete lined, flip bucket spillway across the Paterson River upstream the village of East Gresford in Hunter region of New South Wales. The dam's purpose includes flood mitigation, irrigation, water supply and conservation. Mini hydro-power facilities were retrofitted 2010.

Commenced in 1969 and completed in 1971, Lostock Dam is a minor dam on the Paterson River, a tributary of the Hunter River, and is located approximately 65 kilometres from both Maitland and Singleton, and also 93 kilometres north-west of Newcastle, on the upper reaches of the river.

The dam was built by Dumez Australia under contract to the New South Wales Water Department of Land and Water Conservation following the drought of 1964 to 1966. At that time there was a need for a water conservation storage in Paterson Valley to stabilise and further develop rural productivity.




Paterson River Road
Lostock, NSW, 2311

Located 14.8K from Carrowbrook

Middle Falbrook Bridge over Glennies Creek


Completed in 1904, the Middle Falbrook bridge is a timber truss road bridge, and has strong associations with the expansion of the road network and economic activity throughout NSW, and Ernest DeBurgh, the designer of this type of truss.

DeBurgh trusses were significant technical improvements over their predecessors. The Middle Falbrook bridge has piers made from Monier pipes filled with concrete, which is representative of the emerging concrete technology in bridge construction.

Middle Falbrook Bridge is located in the Hunter region, which has 15 historic bridges each constructed before 1905, and it gains heritage significance from its proximity to the high concentration of other historic bridges in the area. In 1998 there were 10 surviving DeBurgh trusses in NSW of the 20 built.

Bridges are not just functional, they can also be scenic and engineering attractions. Spare a few minutes to admire Middle Falbrook Bridge over Glennies Creek.





Rixs Creek-Falbrook Road
Middle Falbrook, NSW, 2330

Located 24.8K from Carrowbrook

Carrowbrook: Activities

Lake St Clair provides Singleton with a water supply and abundant areas for exciting recreational pursuits, such as water skiing, boating, swimming and fishing.

The Lake has been stocked with Bass, Perch and Catfish, and restocking of recreational sport fish is ongoing.

The recreational area provides attractive areas for camping and picnics.

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