North Harbour taking shape

Published 12:00pm 6 December 2023

North Harbour taking shape
Words by Jodie Powell

The next stage of the master-planned North Harbour community at Burpengary East has moved a step closer.

North Harbour project director Bryan Finney says the City of Moreton Bay granted approval for the next phase of growth earlier this year, paving the way for a business park, another residential village and a commercial and retail precinct.

“We’re working at full speed to turn the existing North Harbour, which is essentially residential, into the master-planned community we envisage,” Bryan says.

“We are not yet in a position to mention any names, but it’s sure to turn into job opportunities and economic benefits to the city - on top of construction jobs, which will come more immediately.

“We’ve only been in the market for a short time and have already had a fantastic level of inquiry, including national and international brands and local businesses looking to grow and expand.”

Land for sport

North Harbour taking shape

Bryan says North Harbour’s commercial and retail precinct, which will include a supermarket, medical centre, tavern and food outlets, is also in the design phase.

“As well, we’re in discussion with a number of education operators who are keen bring a Prep to Year 12 facility into the community.”

North Harbour is also working with Council to deliver land for new Council sporting facilities, Bryan says, further cementing the vision to create a green haven catering for a range of interests and activities.

“One of the key points for us is the amount of open space and green space within the project,” Bryan explains.

“When it’s complete, North Harbour will have close to 50 percent green space.

“Ultimately, there will be around 350-400ha of green space.”

Award-winning parks

North Harbour taking shape

North Harbour’s attention to detail and the environment has not gone unnoticed, Bryan says.

“We have already won development industry awards for our parks and recreation spaces and we’ll be creating another park next year, which is great news for our existing community of about 3500 residents.

“And our next residential village will include another five parks.”

Bryan says work is progressing well on a new access point to the Bruce Hwy – Exit 150 – which will create a convenient connection north and south for the new business park and the residential community.

“The progress we have been able to make on that new access road means we have been able to reopen the Heritage Park and mountain bike trail for weekend access.

“We’re hoping that it won’t be too much longer before we will be able to open them up to public access seven days a week again.”

Find out more about North Harbour here.

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