Kingston Butter Factory

The Kingston Butter Factory Community Arts Centre is currently closed for redevelopment. The centre is on Milky Way, Kingston.

Redevelopment project

Logan City Council is transforming the historic Kingston Butter Factory into a world-class community precinct for arts, culture and entertainment. 

The building on the 14 hectare site will retain its exterior brickwork. Outside, the city’s largest purpose-built outdoor events space will have capacity for up to 5,000 people. It will attract national and international acts and host major festivals, markets and community events.

We expect to complete work on the site 2020.

Find out more about the Kingston Butter Factory Precinct redevelopment project

Temporary relocations

During the redevelopment, the Arts and Crafts Co-operative and the Logan City Historical Museum Society Inc. will be temporarily located at Council-owned premises at 28 Wilbur Street, Logan Central (next to Logan Central Library).

The Logan City Historical Museum Society Inc. operates the Logan City Historical Museum, which contains memorabilia from the past.  

The Arts and Crafts Co-operative showcases contemporary and traditional works. Works included arts and crafts by local artists. For more information phone the co-operative on 07 3808 2900.

History

Dairying was one of the major industries in Logan in the early 1900s. The original butter factory was a timber structure built in 1907. It was reclad in brick and modernised in 1932. By the 1930s, the factory was producing 40–50 tons of butter each week.

The dairy company Peters took over the factory in 1958. During the 1950s, the factory also produced milk, cottage cheese and baker's cheese. The factory closed in 1983.

Logan City Council took over the factory. In 1988 the factory became a community centre as a Bicentennial project. It was home to the Logan Historical Museum and Kingston Butter Factory Arts and Craft Co-op.

Find out more bout the history of Kingston Butter Factory in our Butter to Broadway brochure (PDF 1421 KB).

Contact

Logan City Historical Society Museum
Phone: 07 3208 3943
Email: lchms@bigpond.com

Kingston Butter Factory Precinct redevelopment
Phone: 07 3412 3412
Email: kbfproject@logan.qld.gov.au