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Young Railway Station and yard group

Item details

Name of item: Young Railway Station and yard group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -34.3103562239 Long: 148.2923624960
Primary address: Blayney-Harden railway, Young, NSW 2594
Local govt. area: Young
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Young

Boundary:

The listing boundary is defined by the level crossing at the eastern end of the site, the rear fence of the former gatekeepers cottage to the north and then along the far side of the tracks until the level crossing on the west is reached where the boundary crosses the tracks with a line running south approximately 10 metres to the west of the crane. From here the southern boundary is a line running parallel to the tracks on the far side of the adjacent park area, linking up to the eastern boundary at the road junction. The boundary of the bridge is the area on which they are located including abutments, embankments, structure and carriageway for a distance of 20 metres in all directions.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Blayney-Harden railwayYoungYoung  Primary Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government20 Nov 98

Statement of significance:

Young station complex represents a major first class Victorian terminus station on a single line with significant contribution to the townscape. Its steep gable roofs, symmetry and Gothic inspiration make it an architecturally interesting and unique station building. The building form is of a major civic building of local importance, situated on a rise overlooking the town and adjacent to Anderson Park, a large park with mature plantings of deciduous trees. The vista both to and from the building forms an integral part of the townscape and is included in the nomination.
The complex represents the importance of early railway construction to the local community by the scale of the building and the grandeur of the vision of railway expansion that was in full flight in the 1880's.
The former gatekeepers cottage (now sold), located opposite the station, is in its original form which is contiguous with the station building and enhances the station and environs.
The overbridges are good examples of timber structures that once prevalent are now increasingly rare. They were extensively used throughout the State for both major and minor crossings of railway lines.
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Description

Construction years: 1885-
Physical description: LANDSCAPE
Station forecourt adjoining Council park area

BUILDINGS
Station building - type 5,1st class brick, 1885, RNE, LEP

STRUCTURES
Platform face - stone 1885
Overbridge - timber, 467.35km
Overbridge - timber, 440.45km
Former use: Aboriginal land, railway station group

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 Building the railway network-
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 Railway Station-
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 Building and maintaining the public railway system-
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 Development in response to railway lines-
7. Governing-Governing Government and Administration-Activities associated with the governance of local areas, regions, the State and the nation, and the administration of public programs - includes both principled and corrupt activities. State government-
7. Governing-Governing Government and Administration-Activities associated with the governance of local areas, regions, the State and the nation, and the administration of public programs - includes both principled and corrupt activities. Developing roles for government - conserving cultural and natural heritage-
7. Governing-Governing Government and Administration-Activities associated with the governance of local areas, regions, the State and the nation, and the administration of public programs - includes both principled and corrupt activities. Developing roles for government - building and administering rail networks-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
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.

Recommended management:

Recommendations

Management CategoryDescriptionDate Updated
Recommended ManagementProduce a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) 
Recommended ManagementPrepare a maintenance schedule or guidelines 
Recommended ManagementCarry out interpretation, promotion and/or education 

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 0129402 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: 5012297


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