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Menangle Railway Station group

Item details

Name of item: Menangle Railway Station group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -34.1257499983 Long: 150.7441600030
Primary address: Main Southern railway, Menangle, NSW 2571
Local govt. area: Wollondilly
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Tharawal


The listing boundary commences at the northern end of platforms, with the southern boundary approximately 30 metres south of the station buildings, the eastern boundary is the property boundary and the western boundary is a line approximately 15 metres to the west of the station buildings.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Main Southern railwayMenangleWollondilly  Primary Address
Racecourse AvenueMenangleWollondilly  Alternate Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government05 Nov 98

Statement of significance:

Menangle station group is one of the earliest station complexes to survive in the state. It is a combination station building and residence which has had substantial additions. Although the second platform and building have been demolished for a new platform the remaining up buildings and platform are of very high significance in the development of railway buildings. Significant features of this building are its lack of awning to the platform, the unusual planning of the building with detached wings, room for porters, no waiting room and the assymetrical elevations. The remaining structures are of national significance in conjunction with the railway underbridge listed separately.
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Physical description: BUILDINGS
station building/residence - type 1,1863
WC block - brick,1863 - no longer extant, removed pre-2000
platform face - brick, northbound platform at Goulburn end only, 1863

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 0119102 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

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Database number: 5012101

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