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Finley Railway Precinct

Item details

Name of item: Finley Railway Precinct
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -35.6433501451 Long: 145.5781808110
Primary address: Narrandera-Tocumwal railway, Finley, NSW 2713
Local govt. area: Berrigan
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Cummeragunja


The boundary of the listing is the property boundaries on either side running parallel to the tracks and is a line on the northern end of the site approximately 20m past the end of the raised plaform, including the residence yard, and at the southern end is a line approximately 100 metres past the end of the goods shed including the yard area.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Narrandera-Tocumwal railwayFinleyBerrigan  Primary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government28 Oct 98

Statement of significance:

Finley is a rare pioneer station group with the building and platform located at ground level (Yass Town being the only such other building). The building is an adaptation of the standard terminus pioneer station building and has the added interest of having a raised platform added at a later date adjacent to the building. The yard contains much of the original layout and buildings with intact goods shed, gantry crane, lamp room as well a small second station building. The site represents the then outer limits of railway expansion, the intense competition between states for trade and the change in attitude to railway construction in the outer areas of the State. It was a terminus from 1898 until the line was extended to Tocumwal in 1914.
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Physical description: BUILDINGS
station building - type 16, timber pioneer building, 1898
stacking and storage shed - timber
goods shed - 36'x18' sub type 4 corrugated iron skillion roof, 1898
platform construction - concrete, 2 levels, original at ground level, later at carriage entrance
gantry crane - T282 5 tonne 1898
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 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 0114402 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Tourism 2007Finley Railway Museum Visitor Information View detail
TourismBerrigan Shire Council2006Finley Railway Museum Visitor Information View detail

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5012009
File number: EF14/4401

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