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Maitland Railway Station and yard group

Item details

Name of item: Maitland Railway Station and yard group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -32.7380894077 Long: 151.5522583620
Primary address: Main Northern railway, Maitland, NSW 2320
Local govt. area: Maitland
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Mindaribba
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
PART LOT192 DP1027090


The listing boundary is within the rail corridor boundary, formed by Railway Parade and adjoining property boundaries to the north, Church Street road bridge to the west, road corridor (Les Darcy Drive) to the south and a line across the tracks approximately 20 metres past the end of the platform to the east.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Main Northern railwayMaitlandMaitland  Primary Address
Station StreetMaitlandMaitland  Alternate Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government05 Nov 98

Statement of significance:

The Maitland staiton group is of high significance both as a complete unit, and for its individual elements. The various buildings date from the earliest surviving on the north line through to the 1950's forming a harmonious group with an important civic contribution particularly from the booking office and first class station building. The site is of additional interest with the relationship of the first class building to the alignment of platform 1 and the extended awning down to the realigned and lowered line which is unique in the railway system. The main station building is of high significance and is a very important building in Maitland and in the State particularly with its adaptive awning structure. The other buildings at the station including the signal box are significant and indicate the importance of the location as a commercial centre and junction station, particularly with the adjacent Maitland colliery system which linked with the main line nearby to the west. The number of platforms also indicate the importance of the site for changing trains and as a centre of commerce and the furthest link of the Newcastle commuter rail system.
Date significance updated: 23 Feb 15
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Designer/Maker: Sadas 1992-1993
Physical description: BUILDINGS
station buildings
- platform 1 , type 5, first class building, brick, 1880, RNE, REP
- platforms 2 + 3, type 11, initial island/side building, brick, 1914, RNE, REP
signal box - elevated timber on steel frame,1956, RNE, REP
booking office - on street facing Railway Parade, 1948, RNE, REP
platform faces - brick, RNE, REP
pedestrian overbridge - connecting road to bridge platforms, location of now demolished overhead structure, RNE, REP
Current use: Railway Station
Former use: Railway Station

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 0118502 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
TourismAttraction Homepage2007Maitland Railway Station View detail

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5012093
File number: 09/1577; H00/00380/1

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