The pumping station is a bit of a
pop culture icon, having made appearances in 'Mad
Max' (1979), the movie 'Spotswood' (starring
Anthony Hopkins, Russell Crowe, and Toni Colette) (1992) and
more recently, 'Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries'
(2011). With its splendid facade and dramatic mansard
towers, the 130-year old pumping
station looks more like
a European castle, than a sewage treatment site. Built in
the 1890s and operational until 1965, the Spotswood Pumping
the heart of Melbourne's sewage system.