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Top award for Parks and Recreation

Posted: 5pm 09 Nov 2021

North Harbour’s parklands and open space at Burpengary East have won top honours in the Parks and Recreation category at the 2021 UDIA Queensland Awards for Excellence.

The community was also a finalist in the Environmental Excellence award thanks to its commitment to sustainability, innovative and efficient practices.

North Harbour has five parks, free events such as yoga and parkrun, 6km of riverside mountain bike trails and walking trails.

It also has educational facilities which showcase the history of the original “Moray Fields” settlement at the Queensland Heritage Registered site.

North Harbour Project Director Bryan Finney with the UDIA award

'Extremely proud'

North Harbour Project Director Bryan Finney said the North Harbour team was delighted to be recognised as an industry leader in both categories.

“We are extremely proud of what has been achieved so far at North Harbour,” Mr Finney said.

“Being recognised as a winner and finalist for these two awards categories shows our commitment to creating one of the finest residential communities anywhere in Australia.

“I would like to thank the UDIA Queensland judging panel on behalf of the entire North Harbour development team and congratulate the other winners and finalists.”

North Harbour Heritage Park Precinct


North Harbour’s master plan blends residential areas with pocket parks, playgrounds, gathering spaces, picnic areas and gardens.

“One of the key drawcards for new residents at North Harbour is the amount of green open space and parkland they can enjoy here,” Mr Finney said.

“Our community currently offers five unique parks with a sixth expected to open in the coming months.

North Harbour Mountain Bike Trail

Heritage site

“Heritage Park is a defining feature of North Harbour, combining education with recreation by offering insights into the fascinating history associated with this Queensland Heritage Registered site,” he said.

The State Government declaring North Harbour a Priority Development Area (PDA) will see a massive expansion, including a 319-hectare riverfront parkland, a 400-berth marina and new waterfront village.

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