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Bowning Railway Station group

Item details

Name of item: Bowning Railway Station group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -34.7657557059 Long: 148.8203636397
Primary address: Main Southern railway, Bowning, NSW 2582
Local govt. area: Yass Valley
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Onerwal


The listing boundary is within the rail property boundary from Montem Street road overbridge to the west, and to a point approximately 20m past the station platform to the east, with the southern boundary running parallel to Wales Close, and to the north along the property boundaries returning to Montem Street.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Main Southern railwayBowningYass Valley  Primary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government21 Oct 98

Statement of significance:

This is a substantial early station building from 1876 representing the enthusiasm and confidence of early station building design. It is typical of a number of buildings constructed on the southern line. The station complex also exhibits the changes that have taken place with duplication in 1913 and the addition of a platform at the rear of the building so that it became an island platform. The other buildings on the site allow the change in operation to be clearly seen. The station building is one of the few surviving combined station / residences and is of high significance in illustrating the development of the State railway system.
Date significance updated: 24 Nov 00
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Physical description: BUILDINGS
station building - residence/station building,1875
signal box skillion roof timber, c. 1913
residence - type 6, timber J2, c. 1913 still extant, (Lot 1/DP 840268 - sold 02.02.1998, now privately owned is not included within SHR boundary
out of shed - timber
platform faces - brick
footbridge - steel and timber, 1913 no longer extant, removed c1990
platform lighting

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 0109602 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

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Database number: 5011951

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