Northshore

Northshore is the largest waterfront urban renewal project in Queensland and is destined to become a true Brisbane icon.

Over the next 20 years, this 304 hectare precinct will transform from an industrial area into a vibrant riverside precinct which stretches 2.5 kilometres along the Brisbane river.

Discover what’s on the horizon and how Northshore will develop into an even greater destination via:

Infrastructure upgrades

  • Hercules Street Park (Hamilton Recreation Reserve) will undergo a $10 million (approximately) transformation and expansion. The proposed design includes a sprawling lawn, impressive fig garden, a picnic area, a dog park and water play facilities.

Northshore is the largest waterfront urban renewal project in Queensland and is destined to become a true Brisbane icon.

Over the next 20 years, this 304 hectare precinct will transform from an industrial area into a vibrant riverside precinct which stretches 2.5 kilometres along the Brisbane river.

Discover what’s on the horizon and how Northshore will develop into an even greater destination via:

Infrastructure upgrades

  • Hercules Street Park (Hamilton Recreation Reserve) will undergo a $10 million (approximately) transformation and expansion. The proposed design includes a sprawling lawn, impressive fig garden, a picnic area, a dog park and water play facilities. The village green in the centre of the park is designed to be large enough for a game of cricket or football and with facilities for open air, amphitheatre style entertainment.
  • In early 2018 construction commenced on the Wharf Close pop-up park at Northshore. The pop-up park is located at the old Eat Street site at the end of Wharf Close and will provide local residents, dogs and the community with an outdoor space while Hercules Street Park (Hamilton Recreation Reserve) is revitalised. The pop-up park will include a dog-off-leash area, a grass oval and some children's play equipment and is open between 5.00 am - 7.00 pm.

Roadwork activity

  • EDQ has recently completed a $24 million road upgrade project which saw Harbour Road, Hercules Street, Remora Road and MacArthur Avenue upgraded to include four-lane, sub arterial roads with upgraded footpaths, cycle tracks, street lighting, two new signalised intersections, road resurfacing and boulevard planting.
  • New SpeedyCat services for Northshore

    1 day ago
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    Starting on Monday 24 September new peak-hour only SpeedyCats will provide express services for customers travelling from Northshore Hamilton to the Brisbane CBD and The University of Queensland.

    SpeedyCats will be identified by 'SpeedyCat' on the on-board destination sign and yellow flag on the back of vessels. SpeedyCat services will also be highlighted a different colour in the handheld timetables, with 'SE' showing which stops services will run express past.

    SpeedyCats will only service the following terminals (in both directions):

    • UQ St Lucia
    • West End
    • Guyatt Park
    • North Quay
    • Riverside
    • Teneriffe
    • Apollo Road
    • Northshore Hamilton.


    Starting on Monday 24 September new peak-hour only SpeedyCats will provide express services for customers travelling from Northshore Hamilton to the Brisbane CBD and The University of Queensland.

    SpeedyCats will be identified by 'SpeedyCat' on the on-board destination sign and yellow flag on the back of vessels. SpeedyCat services will also be highlighted a different colour in the handheld timetables, with 'SE' showing which stops services will run express past.

    SpeedyCats will only service the following terminals (in both directions):

    • UQ St Lucia
    • West End
    • Guyatt Park
    • North Quay
    • Riverside
    • Teneriffe
    • Apollo Road
    • Northshore Hamilton.


  • Northshore Tennis Park now open

    6 days ago
    Tennis booking

    The Northshore Tennis Park is now open. Nets are up and the courts are now available for use.

    You can book a court online through Tennis Australia's online booking system and prices start from $10.

    Once you book a court you will be sent a PIN number to access the court you have booked.


    The Northshore Tennis Park is now open. Nets are up and the courts are now available for use.

    You can book a court online through Tennis Australia's online booking system and prices start from $10.

    Once you book a court you will be sent a PIN number to access the court you have booked.


  • Construction of the Northshore Tennis Park is nearing completion

    about 1 month ago
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    The riverfront pop-up tennis courts are anticipated to open late August. With plenty of parking and amenities close by the new courts will be a real draw card for the local community and will provide a new connection to the waterfront.

    Anyone will be able to book the courts online for friendly social games, from individuals to community and school groups.

    Once the courts are open bookings can be made through Tennis Australian’s online booking system bookacourt.tennis.com.au Book a Court is an online court booking and payment platform. Once a court is booked online, it connects with pin pad technology...

    The riverfront pop-up tennis courts are anticipated to open late August. With plenty of parking and amenities close by the new courts will be a real draw card for the local community and will provide a new connection to the waterfront.

    Anyone will be able to book the courts online for friendly social games, from individuals to community and school groups.

    Once the courts are open bookings can be made through Tennis Australian’s online booking system bookacourt.tennis.com.au Book a Court is an online court booking and payment platform. Once a court is booked online, it connects with pin pad technology at the gate, unlocking the gate and turning on the lights when a player enters their unique booking pin.

  • 17 July 2018 What is happening at Hercules Street Park?

    2 months ago
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    As many of you are aware there has been a lot of activity happening at the Hercules Street Park site in the last six months.

    The work already undertaken is called ‘early works’ and included bulk earthworks, major drainage and relocation of trees.

    At this point in time we have released a tender to find a contractor to undertake the remainder of the park upgrade. Once the contractor is appointed you will then see further activity on site.

    We have included an up to date timeline on the right hand side of this website and we will continue to update...

    As many of you are aware there has been a lot of activity happening at the Hercules Street Park site in the last six months.

    The work already undertaken is called ‘early works’ and included bulk earthworks, major drainage and relocation of trees.

    At this point in time we have released a tender to find a contractor to undertake the remainder of the park upgrade. Once the contractor is appointed you will then see further activity on site.

    We have included an up to date timeline on the right hand side of this website and we will continue to update the community as we progress with the park upgrade.

    Please make sure you have registered on the Have your say website to receive updates on the all that is happening around the Northshore precinct.

  • 3 July 2018 Northshore works Harbour Rd

    3 months ago
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    BMD constructions, on behalf of EDQ, is upgrading the street lighting in a section of Harbour Road and Hercules Street. These works will create a more consistently lit street. Once installed, the new LED lighting will be more efficient and aesthetically pleasing including a reduction in the amount of overhead wiring.

    Where will it occur?

    View the map outlining the areas where pedestrian access will be affected during the upgrade. Please note access to properties will continue to be provided.

    When will this occur?

    Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 9 July 2018 between the standard council noise restriction...

    BMD constructions, on behalf of EDQ, is upgrading the street lighting in a section of Harbour Road and Hercules Street. These works will create a more consistently lit street. Once installed, the new LED lighting will be more efficient and aesthetically pleasing including a reduction in the amount of overhead wiring.

    Where will it occur?

    View the map outlining the areas where pedestrian access will be affected during the upgrade. Please note access to properties will continue to be provided.

    When will this occur?

    Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 9 July 2018 between the standard council noise restriction hours of 6.30 am and 6.30 pm and will continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting.

    What will I see and hear?

    The working areas will be separated with flagging and bollards, fencing will be used if required.

    There will be plant/equipment onsite including excavators, pole removal trucks, vacuum trucks, site vehicles, concrete trucks and general machinery.

    There will be noise from reverse squawkers and general machinery noises, with the occasional louder noise when cutting posts or hammering and cutting concrete. We will aim to keep the loud noises away from early morning as best we can.

  • 22 Feb 2018 Riverfront tennis courts will be a hit at Northshore

    7 months ago
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    Riverfront tennis courts will be a hit at Northshore

    Brisbane’s severe shortage of tennis courts will be given a boost when the State Government unveils the city’s first riverfront pop-up tennis courts are at Northshore Hamilton in May.

    Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the six temporary tennis courts – the result of a deal between Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) and Tennis Australia – may have the best views of any courts in Australia.

    “Brisbane has fallen behind when it comes to tennis courts and Tennis Australia research shows the city is approximately 400 courts...

    Riverfront tennis courts will be a hit at Northshore

    Brisbane’s severe shortage of tennis courts will be given a boost when the State Government unveils the city’s first riverfront pop-up tennis courts are at Northshore Hamilton in May.

    Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the six temporary tennis courts – the result of a deal between Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) and Tennis Australia – may have the best views of any courts in Australia.

    “Brisbane has fallen behind when it comes to tennis courts and Tennis Australia research shows the city is approximately 400 courts behind the capital city average and national average,” Mr Dick said.

    “This is a great location, being right next to the Brisbane River and the recently relocated Eat Street.

  • 31 Jan 2018 Removal of on-street parking

    8 months ago
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    On-street parking on Harbour Road will be removed from 5 am on Tuesday 23/01/2018—5 am 16/02/2018.

    BMD will be undertaking asphalt and surfacing works.

    Motorists are asked to please ensure all vehicles are removed from the kerbside prior to this date.

    Any cars parked in the area will be towed at the owners expense.

    Free alternative parking facility

    Free alternative parking is available in the secure parking facility on MacArthur Ave (adjacent to the pool tile company).

    On-street parking on Harbour Road will be removed from 5 am on Tuesday 23/01/2018—5 am 16/02/2018.

    BMD will be undertaking asphalt and surfacing works.

    Motorists are asked to please ensure all vehicles are removed from the kerbside prior to this date.

    Any cars parked in the area will be towed at the owners expense.

    Free alternative parking facility

    Free alternative parking is available in the secure parking facility on MacArthur Ave (adjacent to the pool tile company).

  • 30 Jan 2018 Night works notice

    8 months ago
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    In order to continue works through the Macarthur Avenue/Remora Road/Hercules Street intersection, Hercules Street and Harbour Road it has become necessary to carry out a portion of the works at night. Night works will be undertaken on the 29th, 30th and 31st January 2018 (weather permitting). During these works we will have noise mitigation measures in place to reduce the impact to residents.

    In order to continue works through the Macarthur Avenue/Remora Road/Hercules Street intersection, Hercules Street and Harbour Road it has become necessary to carry out a portion of the works at night. Night works will be undertaken on the 29th, 30th and 31st January 2018 (weather permitting). During these works we will have noise mitigation measures in place to reduce the impact to residents.

  • 20 Sep 2017 Update: Remora Rd, MacArthur Ave, Hercules St, Harbour Rd

    8 months ago
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    Updated information regarding upgrades to Remora Road, MacArthur Avenue, Hercules Street and Harbour Road.

    The works will involve upgrading key roads within Northshore from industrial access roads into roads that service Northshore Hamilton’s new uses as a residential, retail, commercial and recreational precinct.

    The road upgrades will provide:

    1. Additional traffic lanes with a median along Remora Road, Hercules Street and MacArthur Avenue allowing for future demand
    2. Dedicated cycle lanes linking Portside, a planned Riverwalk, and Kingsford Smith Drive.
    3. Resurfacing, some on street parking, new footpaths and landscaping to create tree lined boulevards along Remora Road, MacArthur Avenue,...

    Updated information regarding upgrades to Remora Road, MacArthur Avenue, Hercules Street and Harbour Road.

    The works will involve upgrading key roads within Northshore from industrial access roads into roads that service Northshore Hamilton’s new uses as a residential, retail, commercial and recreational precinct.

    The road upgrades will provide:

    1. Additional traffic lanes with a median along Remora Road, Hercules Street and MacArthur Avenue allowing for future demand
    2. Dedicated cycle lanes linking Portside, a planned Riverwalk, and Kingsford Smith Drive.
    3. Resurfacing, some on street parking, new footpaths and landscaping to create tree lined boulevards along Remora Road, MacArthur Avenue, Hercules Street, Harbour Road
    4. New bus stops to improve public transport in the precinct
    5. A new connection road direct from Hercules Street to Kingsford Smith Drive
    6. Two new traffic lights on major intersections on MacArthur Avenue to improve safety for drivers, pedestrians & cyclists.

    Refer to the Project Update for full information (PDF, 814KB, updated 15/9/2017).

    How can I stay informed of roadwork program over the next 12 months?

    Residents and business owners will be regularly updated regarding specific timing for works and proposed traffic changes in their area via the website, email blasts and letterbox drops.

  • 29 June 2017 Have your say on the Park transformation

    8 months ago
    2017 have your say on the park transformation

    The Northshore community will soon enjoy an upgraded with Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) purchasing the service station site adjacent to the park to allow for expansion, and inviting locals to have their say on the new design.

    The recently released design, which is available for comment, includes a $10 million transformation with a sprawling lawn and impressive fig garden, a picnic area, a dog park and water play facilities.

    Plans for the park also include a village green in the centre of the park, large enough for cricket or football games and with facilities for open air, amphitheatre style entertainment....

    The Northshore community will soon enjoy an upgraded with Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) purchasing the service station site adjacent to the park to allow for expansion, and inviting locals to have their say on the new design.

    The recently released design, which is available for comment, includes a $10 million transformation with a sprawling lawn and impressive fig garden, a picnic area, a dog park and water play facilities.

    Plans for the park also include a village green in the centre of the park, large enough for cricket or football games and with facilities for open air, amphitheatre style entertainment. The proposed park will also feature extensive greenery, mirroring the tree studded boulevards planned to border it.

    Hamilton Recreation Reserve will be increased in size and upgraded to include:

    • Fig garden
    • Picnic areas
    • Fitness and
    • recreation areas
    • Village green
    • Kiosk and bike hub
    • Junior playground
    • Water play area
    • Dog park