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Gunnedah Railway Station group

Item details

Name of item: Gunnedah Railway Station group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -30.979032 Long: 150.247956
Primary address: Werris Creek-Moree railway, Gunnedah, NSW 2380
Local govt. area: Gunnedah
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Red Chief


The listing boundary is a line on the southern side of the tracks at the base of the embankment running east-west for the length of the platform and then heading north at either end of the platform to the rear of the platform. From there the boundary extends along the back of the platform turning north at the carpark and including the whole of the carpark and entry road.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Werris Creek-Moree railwayGunnedahGunnedah  Primary Address
Railway AvenueGunnedahGunnedah  Alternate Address
South StreetGunnedahGunnedah  Alternate Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government30 Oct 98

Statement of significance:

The station building is unique as it was built during a period where country stations were generally simple in design. This is a large structure with an unusually large cantilevered awning to the platform. It is a well-proportioned substantial brick building and although modest in detail, it is an imposing structure for its time. It is unusual in that it exhibits Edwardian elements such as the curved window heads and A/C shingle roof. The building adds to the historic fabric of the town presenting an elegant facade to the street while presenting an unusually large awning to the platform side. It is one of the few surviving substantial railway buildings in the north-west of the State.
Date significance updated: 10 Feb 11
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Physical description: BUILDINGS
station building - type 11 initial side platform brick with unusual brackets to awning,1915, RNE, LEP
loading bank

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.
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 0116002 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

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Database number: 5012046

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