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Crookwell Railway Station and yard group

Item details

Name of item: Crookwell Railway Station and yard group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -34.4578103299 Long: 149.4754676400
Primary address: Goulburn-Crookwell railway, Crookwell, NSW 2583
Local govt. area: Upper Lachlan
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Pejar


The listing boundary is the property boundary to the north, east and west and the Roslyn St level crossing to the south.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Goulburn-Crookwell railwayCrookwellUpper Lachlan  Primary Address
Findhorn StreetCrookwellUpper Lachlan  Alternate Address
Colyer StreetCrookwellUpper Lachlan  Alternate Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government22 Oct 98

Statement of significance:

Crookwell is a significant surviving pioneer terminus station and yard with most elements intact from the date of opening in 1902. It represents an early period of growth by the railways to areas of marginal revenue. This then was reflected in economic constraints causing a cutting back on the cost of railway construction. It is the best surviving such complex in the State and contributes to the townscape of Crookwell. The site retains its setting and significant details such as basins, signs, plantings.
The line is now closed and the site redundant. (Refer to detailed study prepared by McBean and Crisp for detailed assessment of site.)
Date significance updated: 24 Nov 00
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Physical description: BUILDINGS
station building - type 16, timber pioneer, 1902
lamp room - corrugated iron, 1902
goods shed - 60'x15' corrugated iron, 1902
platform faces - timber
turntable - Sellers 1284/3.6941 60`
gantry crane - T233, 5 tonne
weighbridge - Avery 20 tonne, 1902
loading bank
ash pit
yard and station precinct as landscape project
plantings particularly pine trees
Current use: Vacant
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 0112402 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Tourism 2007Goulburn Crookwell Heritage Railway View detail
TourismAttraction Homepage2007Goulburn Crookwell Rail Trail View detail
TourismGoulburn Crookwell Heritage Railway Inc.2007Goulburn Crookwell Heritage Railway View detail

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5011981

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