Gunning Railway Station and yard group | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

Culture and heritage


Gunning Railway Station and yard group

Item details

Name of item: Gunning Railway Station and yard group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -34.7798424512 Long: 149.2607117050
Primary address: Main Southern railway, Gunning, NSW 2581
Local govt. area: Upper Lachlan
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Onerwal


The listing boundary is within the rail property boundaries commencing on the western side of the Dalton Road overbridge, extending to a point approximately 50 metres south west of the station platforms, with the south east boundary formed by the property boundaries and Grovenor Street, and returning to the Dalton Road overbridge.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Main Southern railwayGunningUpper Lachlan  Primary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government30 Oct 98

Statement of significance:

Gunning station group is one of the best surviving examples of a small late Victorian country station complex with elements from the opening of the line in 1875 (when it was terminus for a year) through to 1913 when the last building on the site was added. It clearly demonstrates the changes from single track to double track operation in 1915 with addition of a second platform and more complex signalling arrangements. It exhibits a confidence in railway building and its importance in the development of the country by the scale of the buildings, particularly the station masters residence. It presents as a reasonably intact site with all of the major elements still evident. The original station building was an early proto-type of standardised design in station buildings.
Note: The State Heritage Inventory provides information about heritage items listed by local and State government agencies. The State Heritage Inventory is continually being updated by local and State agencies as new information becomes available. Read the OEH copyright and disclaimer.


Physical description: BUILDINGS
station buildings
- type 4, standard roadside station,1875
- type 11, station building, duplication,1913
signal box -type 3, timber skillion roof building on platform 1913
out of shed - 1913
per way shed - corrugated galvanised iron (no longer extant)
platform faces - brick (1875, 1915)
dock platform
closing keys for signal frame, (AA08), signal box - the signal box was decommissioned (prior to 2004, date unknown)

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 0116202 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

References, internet links & images


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

(Click on thumbnail for full size image and image details)

Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5012047

Every effort has been made to ensure that information contained in the State Heritage Inventory is correct. If you find any errors or omissions please send your comments to the Database Manager.

All information and pictures on this page are the copyright of the Heritage Division or respective copyright owners.