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Molong Railway Station and yard group

Item details

Name of item: Molong Railway Station and yard group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -33.0933072668 Long: 148.8717174260
Primary address: Main Western railway, Molong, NSW 2866
Local govt. area: Cabonne
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Orange

Boundary:

The listing boundary is formed by the Watson St boundary to the west, the level crossing to the north, the SRA boundary to the east and a line extending Riddle St across the tracks on the southern end of the platform. The boundary of the bridge is the area on which it is located including embankments, abutments, structure and carriageway for a distance of 20 metres in all directions.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Main Western railwayMolongCabonne  Primary Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government05 Nov 98

Statement of significance:

Molong is an excellent example of a standard timber wayside station with excellent detailing a good setting and good supporting buildings. The station has prominence in the main street and is an important visual part of the historic character of the town. The station building is the main element of the group but its setting is important to the way the buildings are seen in the town.
The bridge is a good example of a once common but now rare timber bridge structure.
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Description

Physical description: BUILDINGS
station building - type 4, standard roadside timber, 1885, LEP, HS
signal box - gable roof pre cast concrete, 1924, LEP

STRUCTURES
platform - brick, 1885
locomotive water columns - 2, c. 1900
road overbridge - timber

SETTING
Bunya pine (Araucaria bidwillii) outside (Stuart Read, 2008 pers.comm.).
Current use: Museum
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 Public tramline system-
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 Engineering the public railway system-
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 Administering the public railway system-
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)
[Rarity]
This item is assessed as historically 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
HERITAGE ACT 1977
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.

FRANK SARTOR
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

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0119602 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Tourism 2007Molong Railway Station and yard group View detail
TourismAttraction Homepage2007Molong 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: 5012108


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