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Bombala Railway Station and yard group

Item details

Name of item: Bombala Railway Station and yard group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -36.9080999436 Long: 149.2376525570
Primary address: Goulburn-Bombala railway, Bombala, NSW 2632
Local govt. area: Bombala
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Eden
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP1121317
LOT7701 DP114516
LOT100 DP114537
LOT101 DP114537
LOT773 DP114537
LOT400 DP114538
LOT700 DP114538
LOT772 DP1145398
LOT401 DP114541
LOT402 DP114541
LOT409 DP114541
LOT410 DP114541
LOT43 DP1145421
LOT1 DP1219968
LOT2 DP1219968
LOT3 DP1219968
LOT4 DP1219995
LOT401 DP401114538
LOT7 DP758129
LOT1 DP809716
LOT1 SP843448
LOT3 DP843448


The listing boundary is formed by the property boundaries to either side of the yard and station, the furthest extent of the yard to the north east and the end of the yard buffer stops to the south west .
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Goulburn-Bombala railwayBombalaBombala  Primary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government21 Oct 98

Statement of significance:

Bombala is a site of high significance as one of the most intact and well preserved country sites from late in the railways expansion period, c. 1920. The buildings and structures are all excellent examples of their type and the group presents as an important record of how country terminus stations operated.
The footbridge is unusual in such a location and a superb example of a non-standard solution to site access. The station building is one of the best pre-cast concrete structures to survive in the State.
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Physical description: BUILDINGS
station buildings - type 11 pre cast concrete,1921 , LEP, HS
signal box - skillion roof pre cast concrete,1921
WC lamp room - corrugated iron, 1921
goods shed - 1921
platform face - timber, 1921
footbridge - timber, 1921
landscape of station and yard precinct
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 (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 0109102 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
TourismTourism NSW2007Bombala Historic Engine and Machinery Shed View detail

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5011934
File number: EF14/4467

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