General Motors Holden Factory

Stage Number: MBSH.02.09.05

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Archerfield-Acacia Ridge

Epoch: Late 20th Century

Street Address: Acacia Ridge

Latitude & Longitude: -27.59248056,153.03508333

Time Link: 1964

Map Link: 1964

Image Time Point: 1964

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Holden opened a manufacturing plant at Acacia Ridge in 1966, and at the time this was the most modern of all their plants. A major purpose of the Acacia Ridge facility was to manufacture Holden’s new small car line, and it was the only Australian plant to build the Gemini. The plant closed in October 1984 after local production of the Gemini ceased, with the loss of 1,000 jobs. Local streets still bear the names of various Holden models, including Kingswood Street, Commodore Street, Statesman Crescent, Holden Drive, and Camira Street.


General Motors-Holden, People, ‘Acacia Ridge – in Retrospect’, GM-H Public Affairs Dept., October/November 1984, p.3; Holden Historical Services website, ‘Who Built What and When?’, 2013.

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Qimagery. Brisbane Transportation Study 1964. Scale: 1:12,000.