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Tocumwal Railway Station group

Item details

Name of item: Tocumwal Railway Station group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -35.8073436297 Long: 145.5575669683
Primary address: Narrandera-Tocumwal railway, Tocumwal, NSW 2714
Local govt. area: Berrigan
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Cummeragunja


The listing boundary is the station building and an area around the station platform of approximately 20 metres in all directions.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Narrandera-Tocumwal railwayTocumwalBerrigan  Primary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government16 Nov 98

Statement of significance:

This is a rare building on the NSW system and illustrates the interconnecting of the NSW and Victorian systems and the conflicts over gauge etc that took place over the years. The main value of the building is its location on a section of line that was largely connected to the Victorian system via the river bridge which was a combined road and rail structure. The bridge is of very high significance because of its technological value and its importance in the history of transport in the State and inter State rivalries.
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Physical description: BUILDINGS
station building - type 18, Victorian Railways timber, 1929
residence - 22 Dean St, type 11, timber - (removed from SHR entry - privately owned).

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 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 0127002 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5012247
File number: EF14/4402

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