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.
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.
Brisbane City Council Electricity Supply Department Substation No 10
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.
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