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Forbes Railway Station group

Item details

Name of item: Forbes Railway Station group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -33.3794385504 Long: 148.0121866920
Primary address: Parkes-Stockinbingal railway, Forbes, NSW 2871
Local govt. area: Forbes
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Peak Hill
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
PART LOT1 DP1001423


The listing boundary commences at the Parkes Road (Newell Highway) railway level crossing to the south, the western boundary is Union Street, the northern boundary is a line crossing the tracks approximately 10 metres north of the station platform (Parkes end), the eastern boundary is from Parkes Road and along the property boundary of Lot 1/DP843266 to the northern boundary line.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Parkes-Stockinbingal railwayForbesForbes  Primary Address
Union StreetForbesForbes  Alternate Address
Newell HighwayForbesForbes  Alternate Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government28 Oct 98

Statement of significance:

Forbes railway station and residence is one of the best surviving standard roadside stations surviving. Both buildings are in excellent condition and retain their traditional setting with good detailing to both buildings and grounds. The station area retains planting and entrance arrangements with fencing that illustrate past use of the railway property. They are important elements in the townscape of Forbes as significant civic buildings located at the northern entrance to the town. The garden remnant is important as the station garden was a winner of many railway garden competitions.
Date significance updated: 27 Nov 13
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Physical description: BUILDINGS
station building - type 4, brick, standard roadside, 1893, RNE, LEP
platform faces - brick and in situ concrete, 1893
dock platform
station garden
entrance forecourt

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 Public tramline system-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. Housing public servants and officials-

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.
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 0114502 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     
Potential Heritage ItemA    

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Database number: 5012010

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