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Lismore Railway Station group

Item details

Name of item: Lismore Railway Station group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -28.8088708835 Long: 153.2721311970
Primary address: North Coast railway, Lismore, NSW 2480
Local govt. area: Lismore
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Ngulingah


The listing boundary is formed by Union St to the north west, the level crossing on Union st on the south west. the river along the south east boundary and the far end of the yard on the north east side.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
North Coast railwayLismoreLismore  Primary Address
Union StreetLismoreLismore  Alternate Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government03 Nov 98

Statement of significance:

Lismore station and yard group is an excellent group of railway structures with elements rarely found together and extant on the rail system. The station building is a rare timber roadside station with excellent detailing and a very fine verandah to the street facade. The utility buildings are individually significant as rare examples of their type and together in a group. The whole group forms an important unit in the townscape of Lismore and, combined with adjacent civic buildings, contibutes important elements to the townscape.
Date significance updated: 27 Nov 00
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Physical description: BUILDINGS
station building - type 4, standard roadside third class building timber ,1894 (upgraded), RNE, LEP
residence - 18 Malendy Drive
carriage shed - 2 road sawtooth roof shed, originally 15 bays extended to 21 bays, 1894 locomotive shed - straight shed corrugated iron, 2 road shed, 1894
platform faces - brick

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 0118002 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenThorp, Wendy2002Lismore Railway Station, Report on Programme of Archaeological Monitoring, Nextgen Fibre Optic Cable Project

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5012081
File number: H02/00133/01

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