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Walcha Road Railway Station and yard group

Item details

Name of item: Walcha Road Railway Station and yard group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -30.9446540313 Long: 151.4019274190
Primary address: Main Northern Railway, Walcha Road, NSW 2354
Local govt. area: Walcha
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Amaroo


The listing boundary is a line following the tracks to the east of the station to the north until the crossing and then west to the far boundary of the residence, then south along the side fence of the residence and east along its back fence and then south across the embankment until the southern end of the platform where it turns east and crosses the tracks to meet the eastern boundary.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Main Northern RailwayWalcha RoadWalcha  Primary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government18 Nov 98

Statement of significance:

The station complex is an intact standard roadside station with only minor detail altered. As such it is a rare surviving example. The signal box added for the yard layout is a typical simple on-platform box. The station was later provided with a second platform behind the original building, a rather unusual situation in the country, but this was removed in 1993 and the layout rebuilt.
The residence is a good example of a simple symmetrical brick residence with detached front verandah. Its position overlooking the station enhances the sites significance.
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Physical description: BUILDINGS
station building - type 4, standard roadside station, 1882
signal box - skillion roof on platform, c.1914
residence - for night officer, type 6, brick, 1882
platform face - brick 1882
loading bank
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)
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 0128102 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Tourism 2007Walcha Road Railway Station View detail
TourismAttraction Homepage2007Walcha Road Railway Station View detail

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Data source

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Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5012259

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