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Lismore railway underbridges

Item details

Name of item: Lismore railway underbridges
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Bridge/ Viaduct
Location: Lat: 28.8021376515313 Long: 153.27123086082
Primary address: North Coast railway, Lismore, NSW 2480
Local govt. area: Lismore
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Ngulingah
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT7 DP1006036
LOT2 DP1006135
LOT1 DP914207
LOT2 DP914207
LOT3 DP915280
LOT1 DP916121
LOT1 DP916687
LOT1 DP917258


The listing boundary is the area around each of the bridges including supports, embankments, abutments and formation for a distance of 20 metres around each structure.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
North Coast railwayLismoreLismore  Primary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
Rail Infrastructure CorporationState Government 

Statement of significance:

The Lismore bridges and viaducts are a fine set of bridges all in one location demonstrating the problems of building railways in this flood prone area dating from 1894.
Date significance updated: 08 Jun 06
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Physical description: STRUCTURES
underbridges - steel, 3 span truss between Lismore and North Lismore 836.8km, 1894
viaducts - 3 sets of timber viaducts over flood plain, 837.1 to 837.7km, 1x12,1x16, 1x17 spans, 1894

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 0104402 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

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Data source

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Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5012077

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