Gerogery Railway Station group | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Gerogery Railway Station group

Item details

Name of item: Gerogery Railway Station group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -35.8373905740 Long: 146.9949218070
Primary address: Main Southern railway, Gerogery, NSW 2642
Local govt. area: Greater Hume
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Albury And District

Boundary:

The east/west listing boundary is formed by the SRA property boundary to the north the boundary is the rear fence of the residence, following the railway tracks south and then west along the Olympic Highway until the property boundary turns south, following the boundary to the southern yard boundary then heading east across the tracks to the eastern property boundary and then north to the Olympic Highway.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Main Southern railwayGerogeryGreater Hume  Primary Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government29 Oct 98

Statement of significance:

Gerogery is a small intact site in the far south of the state that clearly illustrates the importance of the railway to the rural development of the state and the intense rivalries between states for trade. The relative importance of the buildings, particularly the former station master's residence (no longer owned by State Rail), indicates the importance that was attached to a small centre. At its peak the site appears to have been a major freight centre as evidenced by the size of the now abandoned yard.
The group of buildings is also of particular significance with the combination of substantial brick residences with a modest timber station building, showing the relative importance of freight and passenger traffic at the location. The station building has its own significance for the unusual design of the detached toilet block and the non standard design of the station building. The platform is also a rare surviving timber faced platform of low height.
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Description

Physical description: BUILDINGS
station building - type 4, timber standard roadside building, 1880
detached toilet block part of station complex
STRUCTURES
platform face - timber
weighbridge - Poolsy 20 ton no. 14813

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)
[Rarity]
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
HERITAGE ACT 1977
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.

FRANK SARTOR
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

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0114802 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

References, internet links & images

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Data source

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Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5012019


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