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Stuart Town Railway Station group

Item details

Name of item: Stuart Town Railway Station group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -32.801176 Long: 149.078223
Primary address: Main Western railway, Stuart Town, NSW 2820
Local govt. area: Wellington
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Wellington


The listing boundary is formed by the property boundary to the rear of the station building, the far side of the tracks opposite the platform and a line crossing the tracks 50 metres past each end of the platform. The boundary for the residence is the lot on which it stands.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Main Western railwayStuart TownWellington  Primary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government16 Nov 98

Statement of significance:

Stuart Town is one of the best third class country stations on the NSW railway system. The station building is of high quality with good detail and the retention of a very interesting entrance porch and the setting retains ancillary buildings, signs and platform with a good example of a typical early gatehouse that were seen throughout NSW. With Wellington this station is an important reminder of the early line through the area which showed confidence and pride in railway construction by the substantial quality of the buildings not seen on the later lines that developed.
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Physical description: BUILDINGS
station building - type 4, brick third class, 1880, HS
residence - gatehouse, type 5,brick pyramid roof central chimney, 1880
out of shed
lamp room/WC

platform face - brick
dock platform
timber picket fence separating platform from car park (Longworth, 2012, 10).

Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The exterior of the station building is reasonable well maintained and appears to be weather proof as the roofing and rainwater goods are in good condition. There is some minor fabric deterioration that should be assessed and addressed.
Though the interior of the station building is in a state of neglect through disuse, there appears to be no adverse impacts from the weather, damp, pests or other inhabitants.
The station is still part of the operational network with a train stopping there once per day (31/8/2016, OEH inspection).
Modifications and dates: An electricity sub-station has been constructed on the site which appears to be a relatively recent addition to the site or at least post-March 2008 (see image from Google Maps). This structure is not included in the SHR listing’s description (31/8/2016, OEH inspection).

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.

Recommended management:


Management CategoryDescriptionDate Updated
Recommended ManagementProduce a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) 
Recommended ManagementPrepare a maintenance schedule or guidelines 
Recommended ManagementCarry out interpretation, promotion and/or education 

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 0125302 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenLongworth, Jim2012Conservation Guide: Railway Fences View detail

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5012226

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