Cootamundra Railway Station and yard group | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Cootamundra Railway Station and yard group

Item details

Name of item: Cootamundra Railway Station and yard group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -34.6413428052 Long: 148.0303344120
Primary address: Main Southern railway, Cootamundra, NSW 2590
Local govt. area: Cootamundra
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Young
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP1002942


The boundary of the listing is the SRA property boundaries along Victoria and Hovell Streets, the level crossing crossing the tracks at Mackay St to the south-west and a line crossing the tracks approximately 20 metres to the north-east of the end of the platform.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Main Southern railwayCootamundraCootamundra  Primary Address
Hovell StreetCootamundraCootamundra  Alternate Address
Victoria ParadeCootamundraCootamundra  Alternate Address
Mackay StreetCootamundraCootamundra  Alternate Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government22 Oct 98

Statement of significance:

Cootamundra is a major railway complex with a variety of buildings and an unusually designed first class station building not seen elsewhere. It is of significance both in the townscape and in the development of railways. The railway yard extending for almost the length of the town along its eastern boundary is a major element in the development of the town and the station buildings are at the terminus of one of the main streets in the town. The station building and its major platform awning are of particular significance with very fine detail in both the building and the cast iron columns and brackets of the canopy. The station building has been substantially altered over its history and is an excellent example of the development of a major facility and the homogenous way in which buildings can grow. Of particular interest is the marking of the station entry with a tower over the entry vestibule. Another important feature of the site is the particularly fine awning to the branch platform with extensive use of cast iron panels and columns. This is one of the finest such awnings in the State. The other elements of the site contribute to the understanding of it and illustrate how a major railway centre operated and was developed. The site also contains a number of mature trees that provide a pleasant setting for the complex.
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Physical description: BUILDINGS
station buildings
- type 5, first class brick building 1884, alterations 1904/5, 1915, 1943 (remodelled), RNE, HS
- additional awning for branch platform, Sydney end (particularly fine),1894
refreshment room - c. 1890 up platform, including 1904 additions, RNE, HS
signal box - fibrous cement clad flat roofed, 1942 g
atekeepers residence, type 3, Cowcumba St
barracks - 1932
level crossing
platform face - brick
pedestrian footbridge - steel at south end
triangle junction

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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.
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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 0111802 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

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Database number: 5011976

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