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Bomen Railway Station

Item details

Name of item: Bomen Railway Station
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -35.0741036791 Long: 147.4136922570
Primary address: Main Southern railway, Bomen, NSW 2650
Local govt. area: Wagga Wagga
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Wagga Wagga
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
PART LOT2 DP852602
LOT3 DP852602


The listing boundary is formed by Dampier St to the west, the rail/road crossing to the north, the property boundary to the east and a line approximately 20 metres past the south end of the platform.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Main Southern railwayBomenWagga Wagga  Primary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government21 Oct 98

Statement of significance:

Bomen station group and residence is a rare one-off design station from the boom period of railway construction. Of particular importance is the continuous pitched roof extending over the platform and the recessed verandah on the street side. The verandah column details are also unusual. The intactness of the buildings is also of significance. The inclusion of the well is an unusual element in a station group. This station was the terminus of the southern line from September 1878 to September 1879 while the rail bridge over the Murrumbidgee River and flood plain was finished. They are focal buildings in the small township of Bomen and indicate the former significance of the site in the development of the railway system throughout the state.
Date significance updated: 24 Nov 00
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Physical description: BUILDINGS
station building - type 2, brick,1877, LEP
signal box - 1878 (signal box constructed c1920, timber with skillion roof, removed c1995)
station masters residence - type 3, brick, 1877 (Lot 1/DP 830096 - Sold November 1994 and privately owned, removed from SHR entry)
toilet block and lamp room - brick, 1877
platform face - brick, 1877
well - with decorative iron vents

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Transport-Activities associated with the moving of people and goods from one place to another, and systems for the provision of such movements (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria f)
This item is assessed as historically rare. This item is assessed as scientifically rare. This item is assessed as arch. rare. This item is assessed as socially rare.
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
57(2)Exemption to allow workStandard Exemptions SCHEDULE OF STANDARD EXEMPTIONS
Notice of Order Under Section 57 (2) of the Heritage Act 1977

I, the Minister for Planning, pursuant to subsection 57(2) of the Heritage Act 1977, on the recommendation of the Heritage Council of New South Wales, do by this Order:

1. revoke the Schedule of Exemptions to subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act made under subsection 57(2) and published in the Government Gazette on 22 February 2008; and

2. grant standard exemptions from subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act 1977, described in the Schedule attached.

Minister for Planning
Sydney, 11 July 2008

To view the schedule click on the Standard Exemptions for Works Requiring Heritage Council Approval link below.
Sep 5 2008

PDF Standard exemptions for works requiring Heritage Council approval


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0109302 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

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Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5001442

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