Northgate East Progress Association

Stage Number: MBNH.11.04.14

Group: Northern

Local Study Area: Boondall-Nudgee-Banyo-Northgate-Virginia

Epoch: Late 20th Century

Street Address: 24-28 Patterson Pde, Northgate

Latitude & Longitude: -27.39047222,153.078

Time Link: 1957

Map Link: 1960

Image Time Point: 1960

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Northgate East Progress Association was built in 1957. The post-WWII, creation or expansion of outer Brisbane suburbs, saw the creation of urban progress associations. These operated similar to the the pre-war rural progress associations, in that they lobbied for such amenities, as schools, public transport or other facilities. Northgate East Progress Assocition (N.E.P.A.) represented the swampy part of Northgate that had only partially urbanised, after WWI. The opening of the Gold Circle Cannery in nearby Earnshaw Road in 1949, led to a rapid rise in residents and N.E.P.A was founded. Ten years later, N.E.P.A had this hall built in Progress Park. Among its success, was the opening of the Northgate School in 1959. The Hall is surrounded by memorial seats donated by past N.E.P.A. members.


A. Duncan (editor), Northgate State School 1959-2009 – 50 Years Young! (Northgate School: 2009); Brisbane City Council, Heritage Register Summary,

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Qimagery. Greater Brisbane 1960. Scale: 1:16,000.