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Sep 05, 2017 built & urban heritage
Armidale Railway Station

Project overview

  • Statement of Heritage Impact
  • Section 57 Approval for Exempt Works
  • Undertaken in 2015
  • Approximately $20K


  • Sydney Trains

Following some extensive internal water damage to the building, inspections identified that the structural condition of a number of chimneys was unstable. These chimneys, eight in total, are a prominent architectural feature of this building. Their repair and remediation was critical to maintaining the condition of the building overall.


Armidale Railway Station is an item of State significance, particularly for its grand 19th century first class station building. The building exhibits significant architectural and aesthetic attributes that reflect the continuing importance of Armidale as a major regional centre and significant railway station.

The Project

In March 2015, Extent Heritage were commissioned by Sydney Trains to prepare a Statement of Heritage Impact for Armidale Railway Station. This was in response to proposed repair works to eight chimneys on the Main Station Building to prevent further deterioration of original roof fabric. Tasks included:

  • Historical research
  • Site inspection and analysis
  • Review of relevant legislation and planning controls in relation to the project
  • Assessment of heritage impacts of the proposed works
  • Provision of project recommendations
  • Continued inspection and design/heritage advice during works

Download the Project Sheet here