Bombo Railway Station group
Bombo station group is a good example of an 1887 building with additional structures added over the next 40 years surviving as a group with little alteration and still in active use. It is located on the South Coast line which contains a number of relatively intact sites that date from the construction of the railway to the area including: Dapto; Dunmore/Shell Harbour; Kiama and Berry; most of which are rare surviving timber buildings. The 1887 building is one of the top ten significant platform buildings in NSW. The significant elements are the absence of platform awning, the use of timber for external sheathing, overall small size and the floor plan (absence of ladies' waiting room).
The station group has a strong visual impact on the area with the tunnel portal at the south end and the close proximity to the beach, Kiama cemetery and the quarry and siding areas, all of which contribute to the strong historical and visual quality of the area. The site is unique sandwiched between sand dunes and the main road with basalt cliffs behind. The site is important locally, as part of the larger group of surviving early buildings that are on the South Coast line and because of the increasing rareness of small timber station structures it is of significance to the understanding of the state rail network. The building is of State significance.
Source:NSW Heritage Branch
Illawarra railway, Bombo, NSW