What is significant?
The Korumburra Railway Station complex was constructed by G Vincent in 1907, on the Melbourne-Port Albert Line, for the Victorian Railways. The complex comprises of a large, predominantly single storey, brick station building with an upper level residence. The red brick, Queen Anne style building features stuccoed banding, terra cotta tiled hip and gable roof with ridge cresting, dormer windows, cantilevered platform verandah and a pedimented entrance to the lobby. Other structures include the corrugated iron clad goods shed, the brick pedestrian subway, and the up side building. While various internal modifications have been made, and several outbuildings have been removed, the station buildings remain largely intact.
How is it significant?
The Korumburra Railway Station Complex is historically and architecturally significant to the State of Victoria.
Why is it significant?
Korumburra Railway Station is architecturally significant as a rare example of a station building in the Queen Anne style.
The Railway Station Complex is historically significant, for its role as a marshalling point for goods trains that faced a steep descent in both directions and as a starting point for branch line services.
The Railway Station Complex is historically significant, for its former role as a marshalling point for goods trains that faced a steep descent in both directions and as a starting point for branch line services. (Beeston, 1995)
KORUMBURRA RAILWAY STATION COMPLEX - Permit Exemptions
1. All alterations are to be planned and carried out in a manner that prevents damage to the fabric of the registered place or object.
2. Should it become apparent during further inspection or the carrying out of alterations that original or previously hidden or inaccessible details of the place or object are revealed which relate to the significance of the place or object, then the exemption covering such alteration shall cease and the Executive Director shall be notified as soon as possible.
3. If there is a conservation policy and plan approved by the Executive Director, all works shall be in accordance with it.
4. Nothing in this declaration prevents the Executive Director from amending or rescinding all or any of the permit exemptions.
5. Nothing in this declaration exempts the owners or their agents from the responsibility to seek relevant planning or building permits from the responsible authority where applicable.
* All basic refurbishment works including repairs to buildings and structures, where works are documented and administered by a recognised conservation consultant.
* Installation of perimeter fencing.
* Installation of new signalling systems and modifications to existing signalling systems.
* Modification and replacement of tracks to the extent of the rails, sleepers and ballast.
* Installation of new landscaping features but excluding earthworks where more than 1m3 of ground is to be altered.
* Replacement of decayed fabric with fabric that matches the original design and profile.
* Installation of new but not removal of existing original significant signage.
* Installation of temporary protective hoardings, screens and the like for the protection against intrusion of vandals and the like provided that no damage is sustained to significant fabric.
* Installation of new damp proofing and making good to match existing, adjacent surfaces.
* Interior painting but not stripping of existing paint scheme
* Installation of new but not removal of existing original significant carpets/flexible floor coverings.
* Installation of new but not removal of existing original significant fixtures and fittings, including clocks, soft furnishings including curtain tracks, rods, blinds and other window dressings, and the like.
* Installation of new but not the removal of existing original significant signage.
* Installation of new partitions provided that no damage is sustained to significant fabric.
* Replacement of non-original kitchen and toilet fixtures provided that no damage is sustained to significant fabric.
* Installation of insulation to ceiling spaces.
* Installation of hooks, nails and other devices for the hanging of paintings, mirrors and other wall mounted works of art.
KORUMBURRA RAILWAY STATION COMPLEX - Permit Exemption Policy
The purpose of the permit exemptions is to allow works that do not impact on the significance of the place to occur without the need for a permit. The Korumburra Railway Station is important for its individual buildings as well as its precinct values. The exterior of the buildings are of prime importance. The interior is important if original fittings and fixtures still survive. Track works and maintenance to the buildings are able to be undertaken without a permit.