The North Pine Trades Guild ("the Guild") was established at a public meeting in 1997, at the request of a community committee of the Pine Rivers Shire Council, known as the North Pine Country Park Board.
There was a rapid building program being undertaken within the Park at the time, and there was a need for a community workshop to accommodate retired tradespersons and other interested persons, to assist with the building, and to pass on their skills to the public.
The workshop was constructed by the then members on a voluntary basis, with a grant of $30000 from Pine Rivers Shire Council for materials and subcontractors.
It was officially opened on 22nd February 1998 by mayor Yvonne Chapman.
It was designed specifically so that it would not be hot to work in, and a feature of the construction is the double roof supported by trusses fabricated on site by the members.
Old Petrie Town is managed by the Y Brisbane