The Wheelhouse Takes Shape, Promising Dynamic Workspace and Thriving Community

Construction is now underway on The Wheelhouse, a groundbreaking new co-working and innovation space that is poised to reshape the landscape of Northshore Brisbane.

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The Wheelhouse, a $5.9 million project funded by Economic Development Queensland (EDQ), is set to become a vibrant hub for entrepreneurs, innovators, and creatives.

Situated adjacent to the renowned Eat Street Northshore in Hamilton, The Wheelhouse will span 1,172 square metres across two levels in a warehouse-style building, accommodating up to 170 workers. 

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The facility will boast flexible workspaces, collaborative meeting rooms, town hall and event spaces, as well as a communal kitchen area, offering a versatile and inspiring setting for professionals.

“Positioned as an innovation hub, The Wheelhouse will support the success of start-up and scale-up businesses by providing flexible rental spaces and a dynamic environment for creativity and collaboration,” said Minister for State Development and Infrastructure Grace Grace. 

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“This project aims to cultivate a thriving community of entrepreneurs, innovators, and creatives through the exchange of ideas, networking opportunities, and access to mentoring and support services,” said Ms Grace.

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Bridgeman, a Queensland SME and Supply Nation certified Indigenous company, has been awarded the building contract for the project. Committed to supporting First Nations businesses and peoples, Bridgeman will utilise local contractors, manufacturers, and supply chains for goods, services, materials, and equipment.

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“Bridgeman reinforces Economic Development Queensland’s vision to create and invest in sustainable places for Queensland to prosper,” said Adam Sarota, Owner and Managing Director of Bridgeman. “As a Supply Nation certified Indigenous company, we are committed to ensuring that we provide leadership, support, and encouragement to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.”

Bridgeman has also created the Bridgeman Yarning Circle, a unique Indigenous supply chain network that provides companies with genuine, pre-qualified, accredited, and compliant Indigenous companies. “These companies would never tender for government work directly, but through us they get a chance,” Sarota explained.

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The Wheelhouse is part of the $12 billion urban renewal within the Northshore Hamilton Priority Development Area (PDA), which is transforming the former industrial site into a vibrant mixed-use precinct. Construction on the project commenced this month, with the facility slated to open its doors for business in early 2025.

Published 18-April-2024

The Pink Flamingo Spiegeland Comes to Northshore

Brisbane’s entertainment scene is set for an unprecedented surge of glamour and spectacle with the imminent opening of The Pink Flamingo Spiegeland in Northshore Hamilton.

Starting December 16, visitors are in for a treat as this world-class entertainment hub embarks on a seven-year residency that will redefine the city’s cultural landscape.

Inspired by the roaring 1920s Spiegeltent and the vibrant cabaret clubs of New York City, the venue is designed to captivate audiences with its blend of opulence and world-class entertainment.

The pavilion boasts an Art Deco-inspired ambience, featuring luxurious pink velvet and gold seating across two levels.

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At the heart of this spectacle is the purpose-built 400-seat Spiegel Pavilion, meticulously crafted to host three resident productions—SUAVÉ, LA TEAZE, and RIPPED.

With eight performances each week, this promises a kaleidoscope of talent, from international acrobatics to mesmerizing showgirls, all wrapped in the iconic Pink Flamingo twist.

Job opportunities are also set to soar with approximately 150 roles opening up across the theater and hospitality sectors in Brisbane, contributing to the local economy and enhancing the city’s vibrant culture.

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The visionaries behind The Pink Flamingo Spiegeland, Tony Rigas, Sue Porrett, and Peter Snee, expressed their excitement about bringing this unprecedented entertainment experience to Brisbane. They emphasized the need for a permanent, custom-designed venue that matches the city’s international stature, dispelling the notion that residents should wait for festivals to experience top-tier performances.

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Tickets for all shows are currently available, inviting Hamilton residents to witness the grandeur of The Pink Flamingo Spiegeland firsthand. From stunning acts to side-splitting comedy, this venue promises an immersive experience unlike any other, ready to charm audiences from its opening night.

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Beyond nightly performances, The Pink Flamingo Spiegeland BRISBANE will double as a premier event hub, catering to private bookings for various celebrations, including weddings, corporate gatherings, and more.

As Brisbane gears up for this dazzling addition to its entertainment repertoire, anticipation is high, marking the countdown to a feathered and fabulous journey through the iconic pink doors of The Pink Flamingo Spiegeland BRISBANE at Northshore.

For bookings and more information, residents of Hamilton can visit or contact the box office at 1800 BUYNOW. This is an experience not to be missed—a celebration of talent, glamour, and sheer entertainment, coming soon to Brisbane’s doorstep.

Published 9-December-2023

Artists and Innovators Invited to Share Creative Vision With Northshore Hamilton

Are you an artist or an innovator who would like to see your creative vision included in Hamilton’s Northshore precinct, the largest waterfront urban renewal project in Queensland?

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Whether you’re an Individual or an organisation, you can now register your expressions of interest at Economic Development Queensland to help establish and operate immersive experiences at Northshore Brisbane.

The expressions of interest sought will be for Northshore Dock C, which features a 2,500-sqm site with 50 metres of Brisbane River frontage. 

Whilst Northshore is already a haven for arts-curious audiences, due to the likes of Cirque du Soleil and Brisbane Festival, there is still plenty of space for new ventures that will create new experiences and opportunities.

Economic Development Queensland will prioritise ideas that will give people immersive experiences and lifestyle activations for this remaining space, across all times of day and week.

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In the past, Northshore has invited the likes of Flipside Circus, which is the largest youth organisation in Queensland, but this time, they are interested in a medium-term proposition.

At present, Northshore is locally known to host a range of large placemaking events including the internationally acclaimed Cirque du Soleil, Van Gogh Alive, Disney+ drive-ins and The Winter Village.

The precinct is also home of the Brisbane Festival Art Boat, and a proud host of the Brisbane International Film Festival, Anywhere Festival performances and the world-wide social and culinary event, Diner en Blanc.

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Those who want to register their interest are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the five key areas located across the Dock C location. Those who want to send their EOI can register until 14 April 2022 by completing a form on Northshore Brisbane’s website.

Northshore School Holiday 2021 Program Brings Fun for Children of All Ages

Thinking of ways to get your kids away from the screen or off the couch this school holiday? Planning to get your family active outdoors? Bring everyone to Hamilton’s Northshore precinct from today till 21 Jan 2021 for heaps of things to do and enjoy together!

Bicycle Queensland and RiverLife are mounting exciting events for all ages at The Deck and at the Northshore Riverside Park. These activities are meant for everyone to learn, socialise and have a great time with their peers. 

A. Learn to cycle, games and crafts
Location: Lawn next to The Deck, 257 Macarthur Avenue, Northshore Hamilton

There’s no prior booking needed but you will have to register when you arrive. Don’t forget to bring your bike!

Saturday9th January8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 13th January 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Thursday14th January 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Friday15th January8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 17th January8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday20th January8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Thursday21st January8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

B. Bike maintenance workshop
Location: Lawn next to The Deck, 257 Macarthur Avenue, Northshore Hamilton

Pre-registration required but this is still a free event for all ages. Bring your bike as well.

9th January
Beginners workshop8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Intermediate workshop10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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C. Adventure day: rollerblading, kayaking, laser tag and a mystery activity
Location: Northshore Riverside Park (next to Northshore Harbour Café and Northshore CityCat stop)

Pre-registration and payment required for this event.

Friday 15th January11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Sunday 17th January 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Encourage your kids to learn to love the outdoors by making them participate in these events. The children will not only learn or improve their skills but make lifelong friends and wonderful memories of their great times during the school holidays. 

Over 16,000 Plants to Be Planted at Hercules Street Park at Northshore, Hamilton

With the upgrade at Hercules Street Park officially commencing in January 2019, over 16,000 plants will soon be planted throughout the park, also known as Hamilton Recreation Reserve. The project is part of the $10-million revitalisation of the park at Northshore, Hamilton.

The Hercules Street Park upgrade project will increase the park’s size as well as deliver improvements: fig garden, picnic areas, fitness and recreation areas, village garden, kiosk and bike hub, junior playground, water play area, and a dog park.

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“The 16,000 plants will give life to the park’s many facilities such as the barbecue and picnic areas, children’s playground, dog off-leash area and walking paths – which will be fully lit at night,” Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said.

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“The design of the park also includes a system where the water used as part of the children’s playground water play facility will be captured and held in a holding tank, then used for irrigation purposes.

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“The water play facility will be a hugely popular feature of this park, especially during a hot Queensland summer.

“This is a smart and responsible use of our resources, reusing water to keep the plants and grass healthy, and the park will be greener and greater because of this,” Mr Dick said.  

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In December 2018, Economic Development Queensland appointed JMac Constructions, landscaping arm of BMD Group, as the official contractor of the Hercules Street Park upgrade project.

“The mass planting is going to add so much greenery to this area and change the face of the entry roads to Northshore,” JMac Constructions General Manager Jason Lindsay said.

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The Hercules Street Park revitalisation project is set to be completed before Christmas 2019.