The former Eagle Farm Women’s Factory Prison, Hangar No. 7 and the former Allison Testing Stands are culturally significant places located on the TradeCoast Central site.
TradeCoast Central recognises the existence and importance of the listed heritage sites and has retained Robert Riddell Architects as heritage planning consultants to further investigate the historical significance of these sites. They will also provide recommendations, after consultations with all stakeholders, on strategies which incorporate these sites can be incorporated into the development in a manner in which the community can come to understand the significance of the Eagle Farm area, its connections with, and position in, the history of Queensland.
The Women’s Prison and Hanger No. 7 are included on the Australian Heritage Commission Register of the National Estate, and the Register of National Trust Queensland, whilst all three sites are included in the Queensland Heritage Register and Brisbane City Council Heritage Register.
Hangar No. 7 subject to an agreement between Brisbane City Council and TradeCoast Central Pty Ltd, will be developed by the Brisbane City Council in conjunction with local aviation groups into an aviation museum to provide the opportunity for community groups to showcase it’s aviation history.
Hangar No. 7 is culturally significant as it provided key wartime infrastructure in Eagle Farm functioning as the centre of work for the Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit during WWII.
Women's Factory Site and Prison
This archaeological site has been excavated to determine the nature and extent of any 19th century history and lead to a better understanding of the early penal days in the colony.
As part of the earliest European occupation of the Moreton Bay region The Eagle Farm Women’s Prison and Factory Site is a rare archaeological site associated with the penal settlement in Australia.
Allison Testing Beds
The Allison Testing Area was built during World War 2 to test Allison Engines used in some of the aircraft. These engines had been assembled at the GMH Allison Plant in Sandgate Road, Albion. The Allison Testing Stands are remanents of the history of the broader site used during WWII and are rare examples of their type in Australia.