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Casino Railway Station and yard group

Item details

Name of item: Casino Railway Station and yard group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Location: Lat: -28.8605096819 Long: 153.0382581490
Primary address: North Coast railway, Casino, NSW 2470
Local govt. area: Richmond Valley
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Casino
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP1013250
LOT1 DP1049153
PART LOT2 DP1049153
PART LOT13 DP1188152
LOT6 DP129165
PART LOT1 DP187500
LOT4 DP663930
PART LOT13 DP667030
PART LOT1412DP758236
LOT1 DP926760
LOT17 DP972189


The listing boundary for the station is formed by Railway Ave to the south, the property boundaries to the east and west of the tracks and a line crossing the tracks to the north approximately 20 metres past the end of the platform. The roundhouse and coal stage are enclosed by the existing triangle arrangement and the whole of that enclosed area is included in the listing boundary.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
North Coast railwayCasinoRichmond Valley  Primary Address
Dyraaba StreetCasinoRichmond Valley  Alternate Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government22 Oct 98

Statement of significance:

Casino station group is an imposing and significant group of buildings in a major country location. The station building is one of the largest standard buildings and with the adjacent refreshment rooms constructed at the same time form the best surviving later period station groups in the state.
The locomotive facilities are of high significance, particularly the timber coal loader, which is the last of several of these unique structures on the rail system.
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Physical description: BUILDINGS
station building - type 13, brick, 1930, LEP
refreshment rooms - brick, 1930
signal box - fibro elevated, 1946 - demolished 2012
roundhouse - standard 1915 design constructed 1933
platform face - brick,1930
water column in locomotive depot yard
water tank - steel with column attached
turntable - 75`, 1933
coal stage - timber and steel `Harmon`, 1956
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 0111102 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
TourismTourism NSW2007Casino Old Railway Museum View detail

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5011969

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