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Yass Town Railway Station and yard group

Item details

Name of item: Yass Town Railway Station and yard group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -34.8444549879 Long: 148.9111471950
Primary address: Yass Town Tramway, Yass, 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 DP1181590


The listing boundary is defined by the property boundaries on all sides, fronting to Crago Street, and crossing the track at the far end of the station masters residence.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Yass Town TramwayYassYass Valley  Primary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government20 Nov 98

Statement of significance:

Yass Town group of buildings is a site of high significance and of unusual layout and design. It is the only surviving tramway (or light railway) station complex. This is shown by having all the buildings at ground level without a significant platform. The buildings date from 1892, with unusual non-standard buildings. Apart from the removal of the loco shed it is an intact group. The station building is perhaps the best surviving example of a timber roadside standard station building.
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Physical description: BUILDINGS
station building - type 4, timber roadside station,1892
out of shed - timber
lamp room - corrugated iron
goods shed - side shed without awning,1892
platform - timber at ground level
crane - T42 5 ton jib crane
weighing machine - Avery 4cwt
track formation and track along Dutton St
Current use: 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 0129302 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
TourismAttraction Homepage2007Yass Railway Museum View detail
TourismTourism NSW2007Yass Railway Museum View detail

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5012295

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