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Sep 05, 2017 built & urban heritage
Sydney Trains Section 170 Register Updates

Project overview

  • Register updates undertaken annually in 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013
  • Heritage Assessment of potential new Register listings and updates on existing listings
  • Use of online database to perform Register updates


  • Sydney Trains

All state government agencies are required to keep and administer a database of their heritage assets. Extent has been commissioned by Sydney Trains to update its Section 170 Heritage Register on a regular basis since 2013. The Register is an important resource that is used for making decisions about maintaining, conserving and making changes to heritage assets.


Sydney Trains is responsible for managing one of Australia’s largest collections of heritage-listed buildings, structures and cultural landscapes. Its diverse range of assets includes railway stations, platforms, residences, workshops, signal boxes, bridges, tunnels, gardens, movable heritage assets and archaeological sites. This extensive cultural resource makes a significant contribution to understanding the development of NSW and its transport history.

The Project

The Register is managed via an online database that holds historical and descriptive information, as well as heritage significance data, photographs and maps. Register updates focus on:

  • Heritage assessment and documentation of any new potential heritage places for adding to the Register.
  • Update of database entries for places where project upgrade works or changes have taken place.
  • Integration of new information from studies and reports that have been prepared since the last Register update.

Download the Project Sheet here