The completion of an $18 million package of new roads, cycle tracks, footpaths and other infrastructure is a crucial step in the transformation of Northshore from a former industrial port area into a vibrant mixed-use urban precinct.
The total site area for this phase of work spans 9.3ha. The construction of three new roads opens new land supply for development, attracting further private sector investment in the precinct. Construction commenced in July 2021 and the industrial road east of MacArthur Avenue has been transformed into an urban boulevard framed with street trees, separated cycle tracks and wide footpaths that encourage activation along building frontages.
Over 600 metres of cycle tracks and just under two kilometres of footpaths will encourage and support active movement across Northshore. Stormwater and utilities upgrades and subtropical urban landscaping at the eastern end of Northshore have also been delivered. The new roads also provide more on-street carparking in the area.
By thinking ahead, the team preemptively mitigated future development issues. This approach enabled Queensland biotechnology company Vaxxas to occupy the adjacent lot which is set to open in 2023. This demanded methodical coordination and open lines of communication to achieve a viable infrastructure solution in compressed timeframes.