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Midland Railway Workshops

Author

City of Swan

Place Number

03273
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Location

Yelverton Dr Midland & Woodbridge

Location Details

Additional addresses: Foundry Rd, Midland; Helena St, Midland; Clayton St, Midland; Wallsend Rd, Woodbridge; Wyvern Lane, Woodbridge; - VFL 3/11/2011. ZJ 266 Express Pass Brake (Guards) van; XE 1 fmr ALbP 1, BRFB1 Sleeping carriage; H18 Tank & G233 Leschenault Lady Steam Loco; EBE15301 explosives van, prev cool storage van; JFS1287 Bogie Tank Wagon D20 Passenger Carriage-Dining car; AF26 Lounge Carriage; MRA MI States: Lot 59503 Centennial Place BDD 16-1-13

Other Name(s)

Various Steam engines, carriages, vans,wagons
West Australian Government Railway Workshops

Local Government

Swan

Region

Metropolitan

Construction Date

Constructed from 1902 to 1904

Demolition Year

N/A

Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
Heritage List YES 15 Dec 2010
Heritage Agreement YES 17 Apr 2013 Text of the Heritage Agreement
Heritage Council
Heritage Agreement YES 21 Jun 2012 Text of the Heritage Agreement
Heritage Council
Heritage Agreement YES 24 Nov 2016 Text of the Heritage Agreement
Heritage Council
Heritage Agreement YES 15 Nov 2016 Text of the Heritage Agreement
Heritage Council
State Register Permanent 10 Jun 2008 Register Entry
Assessment Documentation
Heritage Council

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 10 Jul 1996 Exceptional Significance

Exceptional Significance

The place should be retained and conserved unless there is no other feasible or prudent alternative to doing otherwise. Any alterations or extensions should be sympathetic to the heritage values of the place and in accordance with Conservation Plan (if one exists for the place).

Register of the National Estate Indicative Place

Heritage Council
Survey of Women's Employment AHC Recorded 01 Sep 2002

Heritage Council
Statewide Lge Timber Str Survey Completed 11 Dec 1998

Heritage Council
Register of the National Estate Nominated

Heritage Council
Register of the National Estate Permanent 21 Oct 1980

Heritage Council
Classified by the National Trust Classified 13 Aug 2001

Heritage Council
Classified by the National Trust Adopted 11 Feb 2002

Heritage Council
Aboriginal Heritage Sites Register Permanent

Heritage Council

Statement of Significance

The place is an intact example of a major early 20th century railway workshop.

The place contains the most important group of early 20th century brick industrial buildings in Western Australia.

Physical Description

Midland Railway Workshops occupies a site of about 68 hectares, roughly rectangular in form, three times as long as wide and orientated east-west. It is adjacent to the Midland Railway Terminal and accessed by Montreal Road East, which forms its north boundary.

The coal storage dam is at the western end of the site, the salvage depot at the east, and the southern boundary is the Swan River

The site was once serviced by a large number of spurlines, which brought materials to the various buildings and allowed access for locomotives and rolling stock undergoing repairs. Many of the tracks are still extant.

Altogether, there were once in excess of 70 buildings and structures on the site. Some of these are large masonry workshop buildings such as the powerhouse and former boiler house; some are steel-framed and corrugated iron, such as the paint shop; and others are small to very small and built from a variety of materials.

One of the more interesting structures is the coal storage dam, which is a concrete walled dam once fitted with an overhead travelling crane, which loaded tenders and trucks with Collie coal. Collie coal disintegrates when in contact with air for a period of more than two months, so it must be stored underwater if it is to be stockpiled.

The railway workshops were closed down in 1994. The coal storage dam is now the centre piece of an upmarket housing estate.

History

The place was the most substantial industrial complex established by the West Australian Government in the early 20th century.

The place played a major role in the economy, development and daily life of the State for almost a century.

Integrity/Authenticity

Good

Condition

Good

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
8359 Diesel loco annexe to block 3. Archival photographic record. Archival Record 2007
8036 Midland Railway Workshops. Foundry Works Stage 1. Tender document. Book 0
9203 Midland's revitalisation - Workshops village: report to the Heriatge Council of Western Australia. Heritage Study {Other} 2008
2400 Industrial heritage schools competition 1990. Report 1990
9928 Midland Health campus master plan report. Heritage Study {Other} 2012
8323 Canteen : detailed archival record. Building number 10. Archival Record 2007
9817 Western annexe: Chief Mechanical Engineer's Office. Archival Record 2011
9809 Midland Railway Workshops (fmr) Chief Mechanical Engineers Office (bldg 1) Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 2011
9893 Railway Square: site specific guidelines Heritage Study {Other} 2011
8322 Electrical shop and store : archival photographic record. Building number 29 & 30. Archival Record 2007
7095 Papers in Labour History No. 28 : the Midland Railway workshops centenary issue. Serial 2004
1259 Midland workshops vol 3 inventory : item numbers over 3000 Heritage Study {Other} 1994
4922 WAGR/Westrail Workshops Complex - Midland W.A. : demolition & conservation works report - October 2000. Report 2000
7748 Heritage strategy: Midland central redevelopment area. Loose-leaf 2004
341 From sailing ships to microchips : inaugural industrial heritage conference. Fremantle 15-16 June 1994. Conference proceedings 1994
7924 Pattern shop and store : Midland railway workshops (fmr) : conservation plan. Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 2006
7734 Helena east precinct remediation and redevelopment: public environmental review, volume 1. Report 2006
4459 Midland Railway Workshops Site Archival Record, Shell Annex Report 2000
4809 The Midland Railway Workshops Oil Store : conservation plan. Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 2001
8318 Old plating shop : detailed archival record. Building number 32. Archival Record 2007
4347 Midland Railway Workshops Site Archival Photographic Record January 2000 WA Police Support Facility Demolition & Remedial Works to Alter Heritage Fabric Heritage Study {Other} 2000
5058 Helena Precinct (fmr Midland Railway Workshops) : interpretation and managemet of significant machinery. Heritage strategy paper. January 2001 Heritage Study {Other} 2001
8320 Panel shop : archival photographic record. Building number 24. Archival Record 2007
9935 Electricity generation, transmission and distribution in Western Australia: representation on the register of heritage places. Report 2007
8324 Radiator shop : archival photographic record. Building number 25. Archival Record 2007
10238 Oil Store, Midland Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 2014
9514 Bluestone filter tanks, a component of Midland Railway Workshops (fmr): photographic archival record. Archival Record 2010
7987 Machinery interpretation strategy : Midland railway workshops (fmr). DRAFT Heritage Study {Other} 2006
6729 Midland Railway Workshops site : strategy plan. Heritage Study {Other} 1994
9184 Weighbridge: Midland railway workshops interpretation plan. Heritage Study {Other} 2007
10126 Small internal structures: block one. Midland Railway Workshops (fmr) Archival Record 2013
10249 Archival record for Pattern Shop external air-conditioning system and associated duct Archival Record 2014
6937 Timekeeper's office (1924) (Building 5) proposed visitor centre : conservation and adaptation report. Heritage Study {Other} 2003
9613 DRAFT Midland Railway Institute, Yelverton Drive, Midland: conservation plan. Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 2009
10139 Midland Railway Workshops Database Electronic 2013
7580 Heritage Report on the proposed demolition of the former laboratory building (Bldg No. 2) Extension to CME's Office (Between Bldg No. 1 & No. 2). Heritage Study {Other} 0
4589 Flanging Shop : Midland Railway Workshops : Midland : heritage study : draft Heritage Study {Other} 2000
10000 Midland Railway Workshops. Interpretation concepts plan. Heritage Study {Other} 2012
9344 Foreigners secret artefacts of industralism. Book 2009
9511 Southern annexe, chief mechanical engineer's office - a component of Midland Railway Workshops (fmr): standard archival record - DRAFT. Archival Record 2009
9945 Midland Health Campus Master Plan: supporting reports. Book 2011
10237 Midland Railway Workshops; Main Store (Building 43) Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 2014
5913 Remediation of Midland Railway Workshop Site Clayton Precinct Area E, Midland. Report 2001
9513 The element shop, a component of Midland Railway Workshops (fmr): archival record - DRAFT. Archival Record 2009
6470 Tuohy Gardens design guidelines (revised draft). Report 2003
6046 Building one Tuohy Precinct : referral. C D Rom 2003
1641 Conservation policy Midland railway workshops Midland WA Report 1994
9816 Southern Annexe: Chief Mechanical Engineer's Office. Archival Record 2011
5642 Papers in Labour History No. 25 : the WAGR/Westrail Midland Workshops. Serial 2001
2863 Midland railway study Report 1996
8518 The workshops. A history of the Government Railway Workshops. Book 2006
8321 Works management centre : detailed archival record. Building number 9. Archival Record 2007
9630 Oil store, Midland Railway Workshops. DRAFT Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 2009
9340 Flanging shop. Interpretation plan. Heritage Study {Other} 2008
11552 Time Keeper's Office: Interpretation strategy Book 2016
6938 The Midland Workshops story. C D Rom 2004
8475 Concept plan and feasibility considerations for a Railways Heritage Centre at the Midland Workshops Precinct. Heritage Study {Other} 2004
9633 Tarpaulin Shop Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 2014
9672 Block 3 and main store attached structures (buildings 43 and 45): heritage impact statement. Heritage Study {Other} 2010
949 Western Australia between the wars 1919 - 1939. Serial 1990
9811 Midland Railway Workshops Block One (Building 47) Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 2011
5057 Clayton Precinct (fmr Midland Railway Workshops ): Salvage Yard , area number 74. Demolition report. May 2001 Report 2001
6956 Heritage strategy for the Midland Central Redevelopment area. Report 2004
7436 The history and heritage of the Midland Railway Workshops. Brochure 2000
8818 Archaeological significance assessment : excavated wooden structure Midland Workshops site. Heritage Study {Other} 2007
7584 Midland Railway workshops foundry : conservation plan Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 2005
9149 Midland 2017 - the challenge. Enquiry by design outcomes summary report. Book 2008
7068 Midland Railway Workshops : a history in pictures 1904 - 2004. Book 2004
9169 Midland Redevelopment Authority heritage Helena precinct fmr Midland railway workshops. Interpretation and management of significant machinery: heriatge strategy paper. Heritage Study {Other} 2001
8317 Laboratory : archival photographic record. Building number 2. Archival Record 2006
4223 Papers in Labour History No. 22 : the centenary of the ALP and the TLC in Western Australia, 1899-1999. Serial 1999
4800 Midland Redevelopment Authority : heritage : Clayton Precinct : fmr Midland Railway Workshops : Flanging Shop : Building No. 52 : schedule of machinery for conservation and/or relocation : December 2000. Heritage Study {Other} 2000
8319 Supply shed 1 : detailed archval record. Building number 35. Archival Record 20076
9716 Electricity generation, transmission and distribution in Western Australia: representation on the register of heritage places. Brochure 2007
5914 Remediation of Midland Railway Workshop Site Clayton Precinct Area E : environmental protection statement. Report 2001
588 Midland Railway Workshops, Perth : heritage assessment and conservation strategy : report prepared for the Australian Railway Historical Society Report 1992
9612 DRAFT Midland railway workshops (fmr): chief mechanical engineer's office conservation plan. Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 0
9515 Workshops village heritage impact statement: heritage report on the proposal to remove some of the small attached structures and equipmentto the sides of Blocks 1, 2 & 3 (Bldg Nos 47, 46 & 45). Heritage Study {Other} 2008
9632 Weighbridge, Midland Railway Workshops Electronic 2017
4814 Midland Redevelopment Authority : heritage : Clayton Precinct : fmr Midland Railway Workshops : Timber Store : Building No. 62 : conservation policy and proposed relocation report : November 2000. Heritage Study {Other} 2000
9622 Midland Railway Workshops (fmr): Block Three conservation plan - DRAFT. Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 2009
9204 Midland rail workshops: Interpretation plan. Heritage Study {Other} 2008
9512 Small attached structures and equipment - blocks 1, 2 and 3 at Midland Railway Workshops (fmr): photographic archival record - DRAFT. Archival Record 2009
4479 Midland Railway Workshops site : archival photographic record, Shell Annexe. Report 2000
9894 Platingshop Terrace: site specific guidelines. Heritage Study {Other} 2011
9892 The Workshops: design guidlines Heritage Study {Other} 2011
9421 Heritage impact statement photovoltaic panel array installation. Pattern shop & Foundry buildings Midland Railway Workshops. Heritage Study {Other} 2009
8849 Heritage strategy for the Midland Central Redevelopment Area. Overview. Heritage Study {Other} 2004
9620 Midland Railway Workshops: Block one (building 47) conservation management plan. Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 2009
2857 Midland railway workshops study. Loose-leaf 1995
3947 The Midland Workshops Redevelopment Project-Vision and Strategy for Change DRAFT Report 1999
5081 Midland workshops redevelopment project: vision and strategy for change. Draft. Report 1999
9243 Midland Railway Workshops (fmr) open spaces. Archival record. Archival Record 2008
4060 Westrail Minor Works Request for Tender No 23/99 Report 1998
9542 Midland Atelier: building a culture of creativity and innovation within the Midland Railway Workshops. Brochure 2009
8012 Heritage planning and management seminar 2006. Loose-leaf 2006
9631 Midland Railway Workshops Main Store DRAFT Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 2009
8443 Midland railway workshops (fmr). Safety building: Building number 12. Archival photographic record. Archival Record 2007
9004 Midland railway workshops (fmr): recreation hall building no. 11, archival record. Archival Record 2008
11423 Midland Railway Insitute Building and Technical School Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 2015
9508 Hot and cold wells - a component of Midland Railway Workshops (fmr): detailed archival record. Archival Record 2009
7851 8 art projects. Brochure 0
9621 Conservation plan for Block Two of the former Midland Railway Workshops, Midland, Western Australia. Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 2009
4437 Post haste the millennium: opportunities & challenges in Local Studies. Proceedings of the 2nd National ALIA Local studies Section Conference. Conference proceedings 1999

Place Type

Precinct or Streetscape

Uses

Epoch General Specific
Original Use Transport\Communications Rail: Office or Administration Bldg
Present Use SOCIAL\RECREATIONAL Other
Original Use Transport\Communications Rail: Other
Present Use EDUCATIONAL Museum
Present Use VACANT\UNUSED Vacant\Unused

Architectural Styles

Style
Other Style

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall BRICK Common Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Manufacturing & processing
OUTSIDE INFLUENCES Depression & boom
OUTSIDE INFLUENCES World Wars & other wars
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATIONS Rail & light rail transport

Creation Date

28 Aug 1992

Publish place record online (inHerit):

Approved

Last Update

31 Dec 2016

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