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Tumut Railway Station group

Item details

Name of item: Tumut Railway Station group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -35.2954523525 Long: 148.2098946170
Primary address: Cootamundra-Tumut railway, Tumut, NSW 2720
Local govt. area: Tumut
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Brungle/Tumut


The listing boundary is the property boundary to the rear of the station, Adelong Rd to the south, Capper St to the east at the end of the railway yard and a line across the tracks opposite the end of Boundary Rd.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Cootamundra-Tumut railwayTumutTumut  Primary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government16 Nov 98

Statement of significance:

Tumut station is a good example of a pioneer station with some remnants of the former yard. Despite losing the platform face, the building is in good condition and is one of the few pioneer buildings to survive in the State. The other elements support the main building, particularly the residence which is one of the best surviving example of this style of residence. All the elements of the group are in excellent condition and are very good examples of a pioneer station complex.
The building has a prominent place in the town of Tumut and is important in the history of the town and the area as the construction of the railway was a major achievement.
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Physical description: BUILDINGS
station building - type 16, timber pioneer building, 1903
residence - station master's, type 7, J3 timber
lamp room and WC - corrugated iron curved roof, 1903
goods shed - side shed with awning - corrugated iron 36'x16'
Current use: private accommodation
Former use: NSWGR staff accommodation

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 Building and maintaining the public railway system-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. Housing for railway workers and officers-

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.
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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 0127302 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

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Database number: 5012249

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