Transport Heritage NSW

In 2013 Transport Heritage NSW was established by the Government of New South Wales[2] to manage rail heritage in NSW [3] following an independent review.[4][5]

Transport Heritage NSW
Transport Heritage NSW logo.svg
PredecessorNSW Rail Transport Museum, Trainworks Ltd and Office of Rail Heritage
Founded2013 (2013)
Location
Key people
Rob Mason (Chair)[1]
Websitetransportheritagensw.com.au

HistoryEdit

In May 2013 Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian acknowledged the importance of steam locomotive 3801 stating it would be a priority of Transport Heritage NSW to return it to service.[6]

On 10 December 2013 a majority of the members of the New South Wales Rail Transport Museum voted in support of the creation of Transport Heritage NSW.[7][8] Other transport heritage groups also expressed concern for their future existence.[9] Peter Lowry was appointed as Chairperson of the Board and the nominated Chief Executive of Transport Heritage NSW, Andrew Killingsworth has been seen as a political appointment.[10]

In February 2016, Andrew Moritz was appointed as the new Chief Executive following the resignation of Andrew Killingsworth. On 1 March 2017, Rob Mason, former Chief Executive of RailCorp was appointed as the new Chairman of the Board, replacing Peter Lowry.

In November 2018 plans were announced to move Transport Heritage NSW from Eveleigh Railway Workshops, Sydney to a new location in Chullora known as the Chullora Heritage Hub.[11]

ReviewEdit

Major recommendations of the Rail Heritage Review included:

MuseumsEdit

EventsEdit

Transport Heritage NSW is involved in the organisation of the Hunter Valley Steamfest and Transport Heritage Expo.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Appointment of Transport Heritage NSW Chairperson". Transport for NSW. 28 February 2017.
  2. ^ Rail Transport, Museum. "Constitution of Transport Heritage NSW" (PDF). NSWRTM. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  3. ^ Fixing the trains: A fresh start for Rail Heritage Transport for NSW
  4. ^ Rail Heritage Review Media Release Transport for NSW
  5. ^ Rail Heritage Review - All Aboard! A fresh start for Transport Heritage in NSW Transport for NSW
  6. ^ Fixing the trains: A fresh start for Rail Heritage
  7. ^ Berejiklian, Gladys. "New Era for Transport Heritage in NSW" (PDF). Transport for NSW.
  8. ^ Lowry, Peter. "Transport Heritage NSW Announces New Management Team". Transport Heritage NSW Ltd. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  9. ^ Saulwick, Jacob. "An overhaul of state rail assets has put all parties at boiling point". Sydney Morning Herald.
  10. ^ Saulwick, Jacob. "Gladys Berejiklian staffer at centre of conflict-of-interest query". Sydney Morning Herald.
  11. ^ A NEW CENTRE FOR HERITAGE TRANSPORT NSW Government
  12. ^ "NSW Rail Museum". Transport Heritage NSW. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  13. ^ "Valley Heights locomotive Depot Heritage Museum". Blue Mountains Division, Transport Heritage NSW. Retrieved 1 July 2017.

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