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Yass Junction Railway Station group

Item details

Name of item: Yass Junction Railway Station group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -34.8090510415 Long: 148.9152492550
Primary address: Main Southern railway, Yass Junction, NSW 2582
Local govt. area: Yass Valley
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Onerwal
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP1188321


The listing boundary is the fence line behind the buildings on the north side running east west, the road frontage to the south running east west, to the west a line approximately 10 metres to the west of the platform running north south and to the east a line running north south 10m beyond the perway shed.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Main Southern railwayYass JunctionYass Valley  Primary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government20 Nov 98

Statement of significance:

Yass Junction is an important site with the earliest surviving station building on the main southern railway (though altered). The site illustrates the changes from early construction with single track operation to duplication and the need for a second platform with additional facilities including refreshment rooms. These facilities in a remote location indicated concern by the railways to provide a modicum of redress to the citizens of Yass when engineering difficulties meant their town was to be by-passed by the southern railway. The site is signficant because of the group of buildings including signal box, footbridge, station buildings and residence.
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Physical description: BUILDINGS
station buildings RNE
- No 1 type 11, brick duplication building with refreshment room,1914
- No 2 type 1, brick, 1876, combined station building and residence, 2 storey with additions in 1891 and 1902
signal box - timber hipped roof,1915, RNE
residence - for station officer, weatherboard 1902, RNE
platform faces - brick and awning and platform for branch, 1891, RNE
pedestrian footbridge - steel connecting platforms, RNE

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 0129102 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

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Database number: 5012294

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