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Blayney Railway Station and yard group

Item details

Name of item: Blayney Railway Station and yard group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -33.52724751496 Long: 149.2542396383
Primary address: Main Western railway, Blayney, NSW 2799
Local govt. area: Blayney
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Orange
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP1181514


The boundary is defined by the property boundary at the south of the station and a line drawn parallel to the platform face on the north side of the first track. At the western end the boundary is a line running square to the end of the platform and at the eastern end a line crossing the tracks approx 10m past the gatekeepers residence.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Main Western railwayBlayneyBlayney  Primary Address
Railway LaneBlayneyBlayney  Alternate Address
Adelaide StreetBlayneyBlayney  Alternate Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government21 Oct 98

Statement of significance:

The station complex is a major building in Blayney with an imposing position when viewed from the level crossing when approaching on the Bathurst road. The quality of the station buildings reflects the importance of the location as a junction station. The original station building is one of 5 similar structures remaining from 1888, the 1889 addition was designed to complement the original structure. The location of the separate booking office is unique and of high significance. The group is in good condition, intact, visually coherent, important to the townscape and streetscape of Blayney.
The site clearly demonstrates the stages of development of the complex and the fine civic quality of structures from this period.
Date significance updated: 24 Nov 00
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Physical description: BUILDINGS
station buildings, RNE, HS
- type 1, brick residence and station building, 1876
- type 2, brick non standard building with timber posts and gables, 1889
- awning connecting all buildings supported on timber posts with decorative cast iron brackets
miscellaneous station buildings - 1890, 1901, 1902
railway refreshment room - 1889
residence - 35 Ogilvy St booking office - on platform brick
platform faces - stone, 1876, 1889
Current use: Railway Station
Former use: Railway Station

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 Public tramline system-

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 0108902 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Tourism 2007Heritage Express Journeys View detail
TourismAttraction Homepage2007Heritage Express Journeys View detail

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5011932
File number: EF14/4426

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