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

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

  • In December 2018, Brisbane based JMac Constructions was appointed as the park contractor. You can read more about it on the news feed.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Roadwork activity

  • EDQ 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.

If you would like to ask us a new question about the Northshore Hamilton project, please do so here. 

Q&A

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  • When is the swimming pool going to be built and completed?

    Gem asked 3 months ago

    EDQ is committed to including a community pool in the Northshore precinct and will look at incorporating this into the development scheme. 

    At this stage we are unsure on the location or timing of delivery of the pool, but if you are looking for a local pool, the closest ones are located in Fortitude Valley, Chermside and Newmarket and details on those are on located on the Brisbane City Council website.

  • Re: Hercules Street Park. The appointment of a park contractor seems to be delayed as per your response below. It is now the end of 2018 and it has not occurred. We had heard the Government had constrained the budget for the park... has this changed since inception and can the public be advised when the contractor will be appointed so we can see progress?

    gdevine asked 2 months ago

    We still expect to appoint the park contractor before the end of the year and for them to start on site in January 2019. We can confirm the budget for the park has not changed.

    We look forward to announcing the successful contractor shortly and all registered users of this site will be notified via email when this occurs.


  • Good morning, What does water play area mean? Will this be suitable for swimming? Thank you

    CarmBern1 asked 4 months ago

    The water play will be zero depth e.g. no pools/swimming and include spraying/misting water. 

  • When will the Hamilton Recreation Reserve Upgrade be completed? Or at least have grass and trees planted? I am a resident near by and want to know a time frame so I can make my decision to stay or leave as the dust coming from the empty area is causing a lot of grief. Thank you so much.

    AS asked 5 months ago

    Early works have recently been completed on the park which included demolition and clearing, bulk earthworks, major drainage and tree relocations.  The site has been sprayed to control sediment and reduce dust on the site prior to the park contractor being appointed.

    A tender process is currently underway and a park contractor is planned to be appointed within the next month. Works will commence on site in late 2018 or early 2019, including:

    •  traffic management to access and exit the site

    •  completion of earthworks

    •  in ground services installation

    •  construction of shelters, park amenities and installation of concrete paths

    •  landscaping.

    The park upgrade is anticipated to take approximately nine months to complete by approximately  mid to late 2019. The park contractor will provide dust suppression measures, including the use of water carts to manage dust during their works program. 


  • When will the proposed Northshore Civic Park start constructing?

    RC asked 9 months ago

    The Northshore Civic Park included a proposed community outcome on the two hectares of land adjacent to the Brisbane River. 

    EDQ ran a competitive EOI process to find a preferred developer to construct an apartment complex and community swimming pool. Following negotiations with the preferred developer a commercial outcome was not reached and we have now concluded this process. 

    EDQ will now consider the future purpose of this site. EDQ is still committed to including a community pool in the Northshore precinct and will look at incorporating this into the development scheme which is currently under review.

  • Once the new international cruise terminal launched, will those cruise ships currently berth at Portside Wharf continue berth Portside?

    RC asked 8 months ago

    The operation of the Brisbane Cruise Terminal at Portside Wharf is managed by Brookfield.

    Enquiries about the berthing of ships at the Brisbane Cruise Terminal should be directed to Brookfield.


  • Is there a plan to connect train line to Northshore?

    RC asked 9 months ago

    The existing Northshore Hamilton PDA development scheme (2009) identifies a potential rail corridor and station entering the PDA, extending from Doomben Station.

    As part of the review of the Northshore Hamilton PDA development scheme, EDQ is working with the Department of Transport and Main Roads to further investigate what public transport options are appropriate to service the Northshore Hamilton PDA in the immediate, medium and long term. 

    The potential rail corridor and station is not considered the most appropriate short term public transport solution for the PDA at this time.  This is due to the PDA still being in its early stages of development and that there is insufficient public transport demand to warrant delivery of the rail infrastructure into the PDA.

    The feasibility of the rail corridor and station continues to be considered as a potential long term option that is subject to further assessment.

  • Car parking facilities in this area is poor. What plans are there for additional car parking. ?

    Dusty asked about 1 year ago

    Thank you for your question. 

    We have outlined all parking available on our Northshore Parking Map. Please also see the response provided to Adrienne Walker under the 'parking' tab of the Q&A tool.

  • The Hamilton Recreation Reserve looks great but I see very little if any car parking. You have taken away over 250 carp arks as it is, Locals have a right to be able to park without moving their cars every 2 hrs. You approve these apartments with limited or no car park but there still needs to be something for both permanent residents and visitors. Visitors visit for longer than 2 hours and if you want people to come and spend time and money in the area, be realistic, supply good car parking.

    Adrienne Walker asked over 1 year ago

    Thank you for your enquiry about on street car parking concerns.

    The existing roads at Northshore Hamilton were originally built to service the area’s industrial uses and are no longer suitable for this up and coming residential, commercial and retail hub. To respond to the future needs of Northshore Hamilton, EDQ is undertaking a $24 million road upgrade project which will see Harbour Road, Hercules Road, 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. Hercules Park fronts Hercules Road, Remora Road and Kingsford Smith Drive.

    The on street car parking within the area will be rationalised to ensure a safe and efficient road network is maintained. Brisbane City Council (BCC) standards restrict on-street car parking on these types of four-lane roads however car parking will be provided where possible.

    EDQ is aware of residents and businesses concerns in regard to car parking, and we are looking into possible options for additional on street parking, where safe during off-peak times. Future developments in the Northshore precinct should ensure they have adequate parking for residents, business customers and visitors.

  • When is the expected completion of the Hercules Street park upgrade? Also known as Hamilton Recreation Reserve. Thank you

    Shelley asked 11 months ago

    Thanks for your enquiry.

    EDQ is currently preparing a Request for Tender process for the construction of the Hercules Park upgrade. The tender responses will indicate a detailed construction timetable for the park upgrade including anticipated completion dates.

    Once EDQ has appointed a preferred supplier and confirmed milestones we will publish these details on this website.


  • When does construction of the tennis courts commence at Northshore Hamilton

    Dusty asked 12 months ago

    Construction has commenced on the courts and it will take approximately thirteen weeks to complete, weather depending. They are planned to be open by the end of May 2018.

  • Is there a walkway and bike way to Northshore along the river planned for the future.

    jonval asked about 1 year ago

    Thank you for your question. As part of the Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade currently been undertaken by Brisbane City Council a new River walk and dedicated cycle path will be established. Please visit their website for further information. http://ksdupgrade.com.au/

    The current Northshore Hamilton road upgrade will include dedicated cycle lanes linking Portside Wharf, the planned River walk, and Kingsford Smith Drive.