Coonamble Railway Station and Yard Group | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Coonamble Railway Station and Yard Group

Item details

Name of item: Coonamble Railway Station and Yard Group
Other name/s: 01117
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -30.9556947680 Long: 148.3794871620
Primary address: Dubbo-Coonamble railway, Coonamble, NSW 2829
Local govt. area: Coonamble
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Coonamble
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT3172 DP1187660


The listing boundary is formed by a line parallel to the platform face on the far side of the tracks, a line crossing the tracks at either end of the platform at a distance of approximately 20 metres from the end of the platform and the street frontage boundary behind the station building.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Dubbo-Coonamble railwayCoonambleCoonamble  Primary Address
Railway StreetCoonambleCoonamble  Alternate Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government22 Oct 98

Statement of significance:

Coonamble is a site of high significance as a pioneer site with a brick building in 'as built' form. It appears to be the only such example in the State, the other brick building of the same type being Narrabri which has been altered. The intactness of the station group is also of significance.
The building is an important civic building, well detailed and proportioned and has the unusual use of rough cast on the gables with non standard timber detailing. The associated buildings add to the completeness of the site giving context to the station building.
Date significance updated: 24 Nov 00
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Physical description: BUILDINGS
station building - type 16, brick pioneer building with awning, 1910, LEP
goods shed - timber, 1910

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 0111702 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

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Database number: 5011975

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