Nundah Fire Station

Stage Number: MBNH.11.03.28

Group: Northern

Local Study Area: Chermside-Wavell Heights-Kedron-Nundah

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 7 Union St, Nundah

Latitude & Longitude: -27.40408333,153.06188889

Time Link: 1936

Map Link: 1936

Image Time Point: 1936

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Nundah Fire Station was built in 1936. The construction was authorised and paid for by the State Government as part of its expansion and upgrading of Brisbane’s numerous fire brigades. The architectural firm of Atkinson & Conrad, who had designed the Brisbane Central fire station, was awarded the contract to build a new timber station. They called for tenders to erect a two-storeyed fire station at the corner of Union Street and Buckland Road, Nundah adjacent to the original station. The builder was T. F. Woollam. Demolition of the old station shed and bell tower and construction of the new building were completed in time for the official opening by the Minister for Health and Home Affairs (later Premier) Ned Hanlon on 11 December 1936. Since then the site of the former station on Buckland Road corner has been occupied by various businesses. The Nundah Fire Station continued to serve the local district for 63 years. In 1999 the station closed as a result of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade’s decision to transfer its local operations to a new building in Nudgee Road, Hendra. The Union Street building has been entered on both the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council Heritage Registers. The Union Street building has been converted in residential units.


From Pioneering Days – Nundah, Northgate, Virginia, (Brisbane: Nundah & Districts Historical Society, 2002)

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Qimagery. Brisbane 1936. Scale: 1:11,000.