Victoria Street Railway Station group | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Victoria Street Railway Station group

Item details

Name of item: Victoria Street Railway Station group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -32.75094634 Long: 151.59367454
Primary address: Main Northern railway, East Maitland, NSW 2323
Local govt. area: Maitland
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Mindaribba
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1024 DP1207344
LOT1025 DP1207455

Boundary:

The listing boundary is the property boundary on each side of the platform and a line crossing the tracks at either end of the platform approximately 10 metres past the end of the platform.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Main Northern railwayEast MaitlandMaitland  Primary Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government16 Nov 98

Statement of significance:

Victoria Street station is one of the oldest station buildings surviving in the Newcastle area. The site was the terminus of the line from Newcastle when it opened in 1857 until extension to the present Maitland one year later. It has been adapted to an island platform form for the duplication where most of the stations on the line were rebuilt. Because of its age and as a remnant of the early line it is of high significance. The footbridge supports the group.
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Description

Physical description: BUILDINGS
station building - type 4, standard roadside third class brick, 1877
STRUCTURES
platform - brick
foorbridge - 1914
Current use: Railway Station
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 (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
This item is assessed as historically rare. This item is assessed as scientifically 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 0127702 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

References, internet links & images

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5012254
File number: EF11/02767


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