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Rylstone Railway Station and yard group

Item details

Name of item: Rylstone Railway Station and yard group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -32.7963692332 Long: 149.9752836270
Primary address: Wallerawang-Gwabegar railway, Rylstone, NSW 2849
Local govt. area: Mid-Western Regional
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Bathurst


The listing boundary commences as a line running parallel with the platform on the east side down the far side of the tracks to a point beyond the gatekeepers cottage (no longer owned by State Rail), then turning west across the tracks to the far side of the property boundary, then turning north along the property boundary and including the driveway and following the boundary back to the railway tracks, crossing them and taking in the yard boundary of the station masters residence (no longer owned by State Rail) on the east side.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Wallerawang-Gwabegar railwayRylstoneMid-Western Regional  Primary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government16 Nov 98

Statement of significance:

Rylstone station group is a good late Victorian station complex situated in an important historic town. The station retains its setting with forecourt and fencing in the close to original form. The station building is a superb example of a timber country wayside station retaining original detailing, it is typical of many similar buildings constructed during the 1870's and 80's, few of which survive. The brick residences (now sold) constructed at the same time as the station is in close to original condition and with the other buildings completes the group.
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Physical description: BUILDINGS
station building - type 4 timber standard roadside building,1884
goods shed - side shed, corrugated iron with crane 72' x 22'
platform faces - pre-cast concrete
dock platform
jib crane -
loading bank
trees in forecourt and station area
Current use: Railway Station, Arts & Crafts Co-operatvie
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-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria f)
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
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 0124002 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     
Potential Heritage ItemH 05 Jul 02   

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
TourismAttraction Homepage2007Rylstone 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: 5012213

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