The Vision

Proudly grounded in an indigenous, industrial and nautical heritage,
Northshore is more than the working wharves where Queensland exported its best to the world.
Today it is an ever-changing playground of innovation and creativity, effortlessly connected to city, sky and sea.
Northshore inspires new ways of seeing and interacting with the world.
Famous for a festive, inventive food scene, Northshore pushes limits and alters perspectives.
Where flavour captivates. Culture provokes. And bold thinkers take charge.
A rejuvenating and sustainable lifestyle is embedded into Northshore.
Repurposed structures and smart technology meet the expansive river edge,
while laidback green spaces flex between everyday activity and unexpected activations.
Set across a staggering 304 hectares, Northshore is bigger in scale, in ideas, and in discoveries.
Every experience at Northshore invites you to dive deeper into the Brisbane way of life — and beyond into its future.

Immerse yourself at Northshore Brisbane.


Economic Development Queensland (EDQ)’s vision is “Creating Places and Investment opportunities for Queenslanders to prosper.”

The teams current delivery of Stage 1 of Waterfront Development will bring this vision to life with fit for purpose projects that provide opportunities and spaces for tourism, creative arts and innovative enterprises, including flexible space for scale-up businesses enabling them to prosper during and beyond COVID-19 recovery.

The vision includes adopting a strong innovation profile, supported by attraction space to increase visitation, which will be best placed to generate greatest economic benefit to Queensland. Unlocking the potential of Northshore’s waterfront will set the foundations for the long-term success of the precinct.

Only 10 years into a 40 year project, the next 30 years will see Northshore emerge as a vibrant $5 billion mixed-use city precinct.  EDQ’s role as master-developer is to create an appealing destination for people to live, work and play; ultimately attracting greater interest and private sector investment via the key elements of:

  • Waterfront Placemaking – spaces and curated activities;
  • Attract and support enterprise, innovation and tourism; and
  • Land sales and infrastructure investment to facilitate permanent sustainable development.

Creating appeal and value in Northshore includes embracing the site’s rich history, opening and activating the waterfront, delivering a range of diverse and engaging spaces, curating events and activities, retaining and adaptively re-using warehouses with historical value, supporting tourism and innovation demonstration projects and collaboration with industry and tertiary partners.

Northshore’s strategic investment in placemaking of this important city precinct will attract private sector investment and innovative enterprises, create ongoing high-quality jobs, and build and sustain development momentum, critical to the success of urban renewal. It will set the scene for a riverfront parklands of national significance, extending along Northshore’s 2.5-kilometre river frontage, covering approximately 8.7 hectares.