Bethungra Spiral | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Bethungra Spiral

Item details

Name of item: Bethungra Spiral
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Other - Transport - Rail
Location: Lat: -34.7498085204 Long: 147.8813120040
Primary address: Main Southern railway, Bethungra, NSW 2590
Local govt. area: Junee
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Wagga Wagga
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP1077543
LOT1 DP1077551

Boundary:

The listing boundary is the property boundary along both the up and down lines extending for a distance of 100 metres at each end of the formation.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Main Southern railwayBethungraJunee  Primary Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government21 Oct 98

Statement of significance:

The Bethungra Spiral is of high significance illustrating a means of ascending a significant mountain range with easier grades than the original (now down the main line). It is a major civil work and an ingenious engineering solution using the technology available at the time of construction. The site has major landscape value.
Date significance updated: 28 Nov 00
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Description

Physical description: LANDSCAPE
spiral formation on up line m- including track formation, bridge and single line tunnel forming deviation, present down line is original single track main line, opened in 1944
Current use: Railway Line
Former use: Railway Line

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)
[Rarity]
This item is assessed as historically rare. This item is assessed as scientifically rare. This item is assessed as arch. 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
HERITAGE ACT 1977
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.

FRANK SARTOR
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

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0102602 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
TourismAttraction Homepage2007Bethungra Spiral View detail
TourismTourism NSW2007Bethungra Rail Spiral View detail

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5011929


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