Kingston Butter Factory
The Kingston Butter Factory Community Arts Centre is located on Milky Way, Kingston. The centre is currently closed for redevelopment (see below).
The Arts & Crafts Cooperative and the Logan City Historical Museum Society Inc.
These two much-valued community groups have been temporarily relocated to Council-owned premises at 28 Wilbur Street, Logan Central (next to Logan Central Library), while the Kingston Butter Factory precinct undergoes a $12m transformation.
The historic Kingston Butter Factory site is being transformed into a world-class innovation hub and outdoor entertainment space through a city-changing project by Logan City Council.
Retaining its original brickwork façade, the interior of the factory will be remodelled into a purpose-designed innovation hub to encourage collaboration, entrepreneurial development, innovation and invention.
Outside, the spacious 14-hectare grounds will be developed into the city’s largest purpose-built outdoor events space, with capacity for up to 5,000 patrons to see national and international acts and host major festivals, markets and community events.
The aim is for the precinct to continue to celebrate the area's Indigenous and pioneering history through a purpose-built Heritage Centre and a restored Worker’s Cottage. The Logan City Historical Museum and the Arts & Crafts Co-op – both long-term tenants in the precinct – will be among tenants of those heritage-focused spaces.
Work on the site is expected to start in coming months and be complete by early 2020.
The Arts and Crafts Cooperative houses both contemporary and traditional works as well as arts and crafts by local artists. For further information on the centre please phone 07 3808 2900 or visit the Arts and Crafts Cooperative Facebook page.
The Logan City Historical Museum Society Inc. operates the Logan City Historical Museum, which contains memorabilia from the past. To find out more about the museum or contact the Logan City Historical Museum Society Inc. on 0426 147 446 or email LoganCityMusuem@outlook.com.
Dairying was one of the major industries in this area around the turn of the century. The original Butter Factory was a timber structure built in 1907; it was reclad in brick and modernised in 1932. By this time, the factory was producing 40 - 50 tons of butter per week.
The dairy company Peters took over in 1958 and diversified the factory into producing milk, cottage and baker's cheese, but production ceased in 1983. The building was then acquired by Logan City Council and converted to a community centre as a Bicentennial project in 1988.
Find out more by reading the Kingston Butter Factory brochure Butter to Broadway (PDF 1421 KB).
Kingston Butter Factory Precinct redevelopment: