Northshore Hamilton Transformation Accelerated, Development Scheme Amendment Approved

Plans for a world-class riverfront precinct that will serve as a future home of the Brisbane Athlete Village for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been accelerated, with the approval of the expansion of the Northshore Hamilton Priority Development Area.

Announced in late October 2022, Deputy Premier and Planning Minister Steven Miles approved a development scheme amendment for the Northshore Hamilton Priority Development Area, adjoining the Brisbane River and suburb of Hamilton.

“An additional 1.2 kilometres of this prime waterfront location will be transformed into a vibrant, mixed-use precinct for the community,” Mr Miles said, adding that the project will be one of the biggest contributions of Brisbane riverfront parkland since South Bank was established.

“A new commercial heart will be located along Macarthur Avenue to take advantage of increased foot traffic and maximise the invaluable new riverside parkland.”

Northshore Hamilton Transformation Accelerated, Development Scheme Amendment Approved
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Northshore Hamilton is a 304-hectare precinct which makes it Queensland’s largest waterfront urban renewal project, supporting a mix of retail, residential, entertainment, cultural and commercial uses.

The amendment will enable Northshore to accommodate more than 10,000 athletes and team officials for the Olympic Games and more than 5,000 for the Paralympic Games. It will also deliver new roads, road upgrades and a new public realm.

The Athlete Village will be developed on the Economic Development Queensland-owned land within the Northshore Hamilton PDA.

The Deputy Premier added that the Athlete Village will be converted into a housing and commercial property once the Olympic and Paralympic Games conclude. This in turn will provide more than 1,750 apartments along with commercial and retail space.

Overall, the Northshore Hamilton is estimated to provide over 14,000 dwellings which will house more than 24,000 residents. The residential offering will include aged care, retirement living social and affordable housing, key worker, hotel, build-to-rent and market accommodation.

The amendment to the development scheme took effect on 28 October 2022 following the online publishing.