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Wagga Wagga Railway Station and yard group

Item details

Name of item: Wagga Wagga Railway Station and yard group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -35.1202421167 Long: 147.3682686520
Primary address: Main Southern railway, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650
Local govt. area: Wagga Wagga
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Wagga Wagga
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT2 DP1006140
LOT4 DP1006140
LOT5 DP1006140
LOT6 DP1006140
LOT7 DP1006140
PART LOT1 DP1041553
LOT13 DP1043109


The listing boundary is the Railway Street boundary to the south, the rail property boundary to the north, the bridge at Edmondson Street to the west and the junction of the former Tumbarumba branch to the east.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Main Southern railwayWagga WaggaWagga Wagga  Primary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government18 Nov 98

Statement of significance:

Wagga Wagga is a major station complex in the State system. It is the first building designed by John Whitton and is similar in plan to the larger Albury station. It is of high significance. A refreshment room was added after 1917 for the journey to Albury.
The station is an important civic element in Wagga Wagga and has an impressive forecourt area. The design of the building is unique in the railway system.
The station master's residence is of equal significance to the station building dating from the same period and adds to the completeness of the group with its location near the entrance to the station.
The other buildings reflect the importance of the location as a junction and are excellent examples of their type.
Date significance updated: 09 Aug 16
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Physical description: BUILDINGS
station building - type 5, first class brick, 1879, RNE, LEP, HS
- station master's, type 4, brick 2 storey,1879, RNE, LEP, HS
platform faces - brick
footbridge - from Station Place to Railway Street 1936
crane - T221 10.16 ton tripod crane, 1879 (no longer extant)
station forecourt and approaches
Current use: Railway Station, Museum
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)
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
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 0127902 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Tourism 2007Wagga Steam And Vintage Engine Museum View detail
TourismAttraction Homepage2007Wagga Steam And Vintage Engine Museum View detail

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5012257

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