Extent Heritage was commissioned to prepare a Conservation Management Plan (with an integrated Archaeological Management Plan) for Mount Victoria Railway Station. Mount Victoria Railway Station Group is of State significance as a large complex of mid-late nineteenth and early twentieth century railway buildings that clearly illustrate the development of railway facilities in the Blue Mountains area.
Mount Victoria Railway Station Group is of State significance as a large complex of mid-late nineteenth and early twentieth century railway buildings that clearly illustrate the development of railway facilities in the Blue Mountains area. It is one of the most substantial railway station complex in the Blue Mountains, retaining evidence of former passenger, railway staff and depot uses. The station was developed from the 1860s onwards to meet the increased traffic from tourism to Mount Victoria itself and eventually to accommodate passengers travelling between Bathurst and Sydney. Today, the station precinct contains built and archaeological heritage relating to its early use, through to the duplication and expansion of the railway and onto the electrification of the line.
The Conservation Management Plan was prepared to undertake the following tasks:
Provide documentary evidence and physical analysis of the historical development of Mount Victoria Railway Station.
To assess the significance of the site as a whole and its individual components.
To provide detail on movable heritage, archaeological potential and landscape heritage.
To provide balanced, best heritage practice management policies to achieve operational and conservation objectives for the place.
To provide a principal guiding tool to direct future management, adaptive re-use, new works and interpretation of the site.
This report was undertaken as part of a larger package of reports, allowing Extent to efficiently create cohesive, effective documentation and conservation recommendations for the station.
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