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Mittagong Railway Station and yard group

Item details

Name of item: Mittagong Railway Station and yard group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -34.4521591413 Long: 150.4501226600
Primary address: Main Southern railway, Mittagong, NSW 2575
Local govt. area: Wingecarribee
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Illawarra
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
PART LOT1 DP1188300


The listing boundary is formed by the Railway Parade boundary to the south, Range Road bridge to the east, the Regent St boundary to the north and a line crossing the tracks approximately 10 metres past the end of the platform to the west.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Main Southern railwayMittagongWingecarribee  Primary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government05 Nov 98

Statement of significance:

Mittagong is an important early site with significant railway buildings. The location of the station near the centre of the town gives it a civic importance. Of particular interest is the refreshment room which was used only for a short period until replaced by the refreshment room at Moss Vale because the Governor who alighted at Moss Vale for his country residence did not want to be kept waiting at Mittagong while refreshments were taken. The station complex in particular is of high signficance with an early railway building (1867) surviving in the group.
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Physical description: BUILDINGS
station buildings
- platform 1, type 3, brick second class station building, 1870, RNE, HS
- platform 2, type 7, timber skillion roof building with return canopy, 1867, 1873, additions in 1915 of men's toilet at time of duplication, RNE
refreshment rooms on platform 1, RNE
signal boxes
- type 3, timber skillion roof platform level box, 1919, RNE
- type 3, junction signal box - timber skillion roof, 1919 - no longer extant, removed pre-2000
goods shed - 60'x40' through shed sub-type 1, 1915
platform faces - brick
pedestrian footbridge - linking platforms steel and timber, 1920
road overbridge - timber Range Road - not within station precinct.
crane - 5 tonne jib crane, T156 - no longer extant, removed pre-2004
PLANT + EQUIPMENT - no longer extant
weighing machine - Avery 10 tonne, RNE - no longer extant, removed pre-2004
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)-
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 Building and maintaining the public railway system-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Role of transport in settlement-
7. Governing-Governing Government and Administration-Activities associated with the governance of local areas, regions, the State and the nation, and the administration of public programs - includes both principled and corrupt activities. Developing roles for government - building and administering rail networks-

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.
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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 0119502 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
TourismAttraction Homepage2007Mittagong Railway Station and yard group View detail

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5012107
File number: s96/00468/002

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