THIRROUL’S 125-year-old heritage listed railway station is under threat of demolition.
Railcorp have made an application to the NSW Planning Department to rase the building on the station’s island platform.
The buildings at Thirroul are one of the last remaining working timber station buildings on the South Coast Line and are on the NSW Government’s State Heritage Listing.
The NSW Heritage Council says the structure earmarked for demolition is the original 1887 station building, with extensions made to it in 1915 and again in 1938. The Heritage Council says the platform buildings are good examples of early platform buildings with later adaptations.
Meanwhile Thirroul Branch of the Australian Labor Party president Chris Lacey has condemned the plans to demolish the station.
“We are outraged that Thirroul’s railway and community heritage could be treated with such disrespect, and will mobilise a campaign to oppose any plans to demolish the station,” he…
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