KINGSTON BUTTER FACTORY TO BECOME CULTURAL HERITAGE AND PERFORMING ARTS HUB
The historic Kingston Butter Factory (KBF) building will be reimagined to incorporate a new blackbox-style theatre, as well as a living museum to celebrate the stories of our people, including our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
This follows a decision by Council in August 2019 to no longer locate an innovation hub in the KBF building, but instead pursue other more viable options elsewhere in Logan. The rest of the KBF Cultural Precinct Redevelopment Project is continuing as planned, including creating the city’s largest outdoor events space.
As well as the theatre, the KBF building will also include:
- flexible studio space for rehearsals
- multi-purpose function and event spaces
- foyer, reception and box office
- a living museum to share the city’s cultural heritage and stories of our people
- significant flexible, multipurpose space for events, functions and displays
- meeting rooms.
A living museum would provide Logan’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and intercultural communities a place to tell their stories in their words. Council hopes it will be a cultural experience where visitors can see, hear, taste and engage with the many different stories of Logan. Consultation with Logan communities will be essential for Council to successfully develop the museum.
The above plan reflects feedback from the community in the context of Council’s Community Infrastructure Strategy, Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy, and Destination Management Plan, and the direction was endorsed in November 2019 when Council checked back in with the community through the Have Your Say platform.