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.
Economic Development Queensland (EDQ)’s vision is “Creating Places and Investment Opportunities for Queenslanders to Prosper.”
The team’s 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 enterprise. This includes flexible space for scale-up businesses, enabling them to prosper beyond COVID 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.
Economic Development Queensland is only ten years into this transforming forty year project, and the next ten years will see the most significant change as Northshore emerges 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 collaborating 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 state significance, extending along Northshore’s 2.5-kilometre river frontage, covering approximately 8.7 hectares.
Northshore: The numbers
At Northshore, you will be interwoven into a thriving community of passionate go-getters that share ideas, smash goals and fuel ambition.
Midway between Brisbane CBD and the airport, getting to Northshore is too easy. Whether you’re coming from north, south, or overseas — we’ll welcome you by our river, road and rail networks.
This vision of urban renewal will continue to evolve; moving ever forward, harnessing new ideas, incorporating new technologies and applying the latest learnings.