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Harden Railway Station and yard group

Item details

Name of item: Harden Railway Station and yard group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -34.5534316123 Long: 148.3712959670
Primary address: Main Southern railway, Harden, NSW 2587
Local govt. area: Harden
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Young
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP800626


The listing boundary for the station precinct is the extent of the platforms at the Sydney end and Albury end, and the platform faces. The listing boundary for the station masters residence is the fenced property boundary of 51 Whitton Lane. The listing boundary for the southern signal box is the footprint of the building and an area of 5m in each direction. The listing boundary for the former railway barracks is the fenced property boundary.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Main Southern railwayHardenHarden  Primary Address
Station StreetHardenHarden  Alternate Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government02 Nov 98

Statement of significance:

Harden is a good example of a substantial station building and refreshment room complex that was designed for single line operation and converted to double track operation by adding a rear platform to the original street frontage and providing a subway to gain access to the station. The station has undergone a number of alterations, retains its early form and exhibits clearly the changes that have taken place. The signal boxes are excellent examples of large boxes from a major depot, most the facilities of which have now been removed. They demonstrate two varying style of construction.
The remains of the former engine depot are reminders when Harden was a major engine servicing and changing station from the 1880's until replaced by Demondrille in 1922.
Date significance updated: 27 Nov 00
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Physical description: BUILDINGS
station building - type 3 2nd class brick building,1877, 1881, 1919, RNE
refreshment rooms - 2 storey,1884 , RNE
signal boxes, RNE
- south, hip roof,1912
- 51 Whitton St, station master's

platform faces - brick

remains of
- engine shed
- turntable
- coal stage support

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 0116502 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

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Database number: 5012050

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