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Tram substation (former)

Summary

The former Brisbane City Council Electricity Supply Department Substation No 10 is important in demonstrating the change to a Series System for distributing and supplying electricity in Brisbane. It was built in 1936 at a time of tramway expansion following the Council’s acquisition of the tramways system from the Brisbane Tramways Trust in 1925. As one of 11 substations built during this period, it stands as an important reminder of a substantial public transport infrastructure that once powered Brisbane’s extensive tram network.

Significance

  • a) It is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of the City's or local area's history

    as an interwar tram substation built at a time of tramway expansion following the Brisbane City Council’s acquisition of the tramways system from the Brisbane Tramways Trust in 1925.

  • f) It is important in demonstrating a high degree of creative or technological achievement at a particular period

    as a fairly intact example of an industrial building that helped power Brisbane’s extensive tramway network; and as the first substation to demonstrate the change to a Series System for distributing and supplying electricity to Brisbane.

  • h) It has a special association with the life or work of a particular person, group or organisation of importance in the City's or local area's history

    as a substation that was owned by the Brisbane City Council for 35 years and provided a municipal public transport system across the city.

Place details
Brisbane City Council Electricity Supply Department Substation No 10
At 413 Ipswich Road , ANNERLEY, 4103
Categories: Transport - Public
Event(s): Constructed in 1936
Period(s): Interwar (1919-1939)
Style(s): Interwar - Stripped Classical
Fabric component(s): Walls - Masonry - Face brick
People involved: Architect - Roy Rusden Ogg
Images:
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Tram substation (former)


(Last updated - 14 Mar 2016)



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NOTE: The purpose of this report is to provide a general reference source of information about the main historical and descriptive features that contribute to the cultural significance of the heritage place. It is based on available evidence and may be re-assessed if further information becomes available. It is NOT an official report and does not in any way replace the official Heritage Register entry, which can be viewed in the City Plan. A qualified practitioner should undertake a thorough conservation study of the heritage place before any action is taken which may affect its significance as a heritage listed place. For further information please phone Council on 3403 8888.

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