The Hercules Street Park (Hamilton Recreation Reserve) has been reopened following the completion of its $10-million upgrade works.
The park upgrade project is part of the Northshore Hamilton urban renewal, which will see the 304-hectare industrial area transformed into a 2.5km riverside precinct over the next 20 years.
“Since Northshore Hamilton was declared a PDA in 2008, the landscape of the industrial and port precinct has changed dramatically,” Minister for State Development Cameron Dick said.
Funding for the Hercules Street Park upgrade project was made possible through contributions from developers in the Northshore Hamilton PDA. The upgrade works took under 12 months to complete.
The new Hercules Street Park features 16,000 new plants; a playground and water play facility; a “pup-graded” dog off-leash park; a multicourt play area and exercise; and a barbeque and seating areas.
Mr Dick added that the playground features a multi-level industrial themed container play structure with a four-metre-high tube-slide and a traditional swing. The smart water play area, he said, utilises water captured and stored in tanks, and features a “synchronised programs and lighting at night to create a family-friendly space.”
Northshore Hamilton is Queensland’s largest waterfront urban renewal project with the State Government’s property development and community-shaping agency, Economic Development Queensland (EDQ), having already invested a total of $77 million in infrastructure to date.
The private sector, meanwhile, has invested approximately $1 billion across 3,000 residences, 20,000sqm of retail, and 22,000sqm of commercial space.
“Over the last ten years development in the $5 billion mix-use precinct has seen the delivery of high-quality housing at Portside Wharf and Hamilton Reach; two CityCat terminals and the Eat Street Markets that attract over 1 million visitors per annum.
“Disused industrial places and spaces have been replaced with The Deck, Factories Precinct, Incubation Zones, EV charging stations and Tennis Australia courts.
“Some of the best international and national institutional developers have played a significant role in Northshore’s transformation, including Frasers Property, Brookfield, Shayher Group, Alceon and Devine.
“Locals, visitors, residents, workers and families can continue to enjoy the fruits of their efforts at Brisbane’s newest park in this revitalised precinct,” Mr Dick concluded.