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PORT MELBOURNE RAILWAY STATION
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||98 A BEACH ROAD PORT MELBOURNE
|Port Phillip City
|* The former Port Melbourne Railway Station building is historically
significant by association with the first public steam railway in
Australia, and with the development and use of the Port Melbourne piers.
The building played an important role in the history of the piers, in
particular Station Pier, and in the social history of Melbourne through
its association with the popular bay excursion trade.
* The former Port Melbourne Railway Station building, which was rebuilt at a
time when the function of the piers was expanding, is significant in
demonstrating a critical change in the maritime activity of the Bayside
area. Its significance is further enhanced by the fact that, unlike the
piers, it has not been dramatically altered throughout the twentieth
* The former Port Melbourne Railway Station building is of architectural and
historical significance as a distinctive building type, that only
representation within the metropolitan context of a small group of station
buildings developed by the Victorian Railways Department following the
1890s depression. This significance is enhanced by the integrity of its
Report produced : 19/12/2014
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