Gunning Opening

Gunning station’s new future as a community arts and cultural hub was showcased at a preview event in May. 

The station was restored as part of the Residual Asset Program, a joint initiative between Transport for NSW and TAHE, to revitalise unused rail assets and create new community opportunities. 


Transport for NSW has worked with heritage specialists over the last two years to progress the restoration of heritage features and upgrades to the station buildings and amenities. 

The station will be repurposed as a community facility, with TAHE as the asset owner proud to partner with Southern Tablelands Arts, the regional peaks arts body, who’ll use the space for arts, cultural and community events. 

Constructed in 1875, Gunning Station has a long history with the local community and played a key role in the development of the township and local economy.  

TAHE, along with Transport for NSW and Southern Tablelands Arts hosted a community open day attended by local residents keen to explore the restoration work and sample the arts and cultural activities.

Bénédicte Colin, TAHE CEO and Bruce Morgan, Chair of the TAHE board, attended the celebration, along with Howard Collins, OBE, Chief Operations Officer for Transport for NSW, Wendy Tuckerman, Member for Goulburn, Angus Taylor MP, Federal Member for Hume, Susan Brindle, Chair of Southern Tablelands Arts, along with the Mayor of Upper Lachlan Shire Council Pam Kensit and Deputy Mayor, Mandy McDonald.


Bénédicte highlighted the value of Australia’s rail heritage. ‘As the owners of many valuable heritage rail assets like these, we are always looking for ways to ensure they can be restored and repurposed so they can continue to be used and celebrated by the community. 

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