Northshore Hamilton’s 2032 Olympic Transformation

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Architectural concept rendering of the Athletes' Village planned for Northshore Hamilton

Northshore Hamilton will undergo a spectacular transformation to become the main Athletes’ Village for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games – further cementing its reputation as Brisbane’s riverfront lifestyle precinct.

“The Olympics will do for Northshore Hamilton what Expo 88 did for South Bank,” Deputy Premier and State Development Minister Steven Miles said.

“Village construction will crystalise the area’s long-term plan and rejuvenate the existing industrial land,” Mr Miles said.

“It will boost an already popular precinct – home to landmarks such as Portside, Eat Street Markets, and Alcyone Hotel, and some of Brisbane’s best waterfront living – will be tremendous.

“The Village will host more than 10,000 athletes and team officials for the Olympic Games and more than 5000 for the Paralympics.

“Brisbane is now an ‘Olympic City’ along with global destination-giants Paris and Los Angeles as future hosts (2024 and 2028), after Tokyo.”

Map of the Athletes' Village planned for Northshore Hamilton
Map of the Athletes’ Village planned for Northshore Hamilton

“Our Athletes’ Village will be on Economic Development Queensland-owned land within the Northshore Hamilton Priority Development Area (PDA).

“Northshore’s prime waterfront location, proximity to the CBD and competition and training venues, let alone transport connections, make it an ideal location – even after the Games are over.

“Among the key requirements when hosting the Olympics is provision of athletes accommodation and I’m proud Northshore has been locked-in for the Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Athletes’ Village.

“Hosting the 2032 Games will mean a 10-year pipeline of construction jobs, trade and investment opportunities, and legacy projects that will benefit Queenslanders for decades to come.

“The legacy of the Village precinct is already incredibly important.”

Architectural concept rendering of the Athletes’ Village planned for Northshore Hamilton

Post the Games it will deliver a diverse residential offering, including aged care, retirement living social and affordable housing, key worker, hotel, build-to-rent and market accommodation.

EDQ recently awarded a $14 million package of works to BMD Constructions to construct three new roads and upgrade two others with associated services and landscaping at the eastern end of Northshore.

“It’s great to see that these works are underway – supporting 46 construction jobs,” Mr Miles said.

“It is anticipated the new land supply will generate over $500 million of private sector investment. Development of the newly constructed sites could create over 1600 construction jobs.”

Northshore is also set to be the home of a proposed new biomedical facility for Vaxxas to manufacture its world-leading needle-free vaccines, which could be used for COVID-19.

Mr Miles said the development scheme for the Northshore Hamilton PDA is in the final stages of review and will be released for public comment later this year.

“It’s important for the local community to have their say on such an important infrastructure area,” he said.

“Our goal is to have a revised development scheme next year.”

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  • Must surely include an upgrade and extension of the Doomben rail corridor…tragedy if it doesn’t! Not wishful-thinking either, if any rail corridor in Brisbane is suited to dramatically higher passenger numbers, it’s that one, if it’s upgraded and extended around underground to Hamilton.

  • I am hoping that you have plans for the innovation hub that currently sits on this site. Team Arrow solar car, mens shed and hackerspace.

    • It would be a shame to exclude theses organisations that have established themselves as fundamental communities supporting mental health for those wanting a creative outlet in a supporting environment.

  • Definitely hope that when the upgrades happen the industrial feeling is gone, it won’t be a very inviting place if it still feels old. Hope my room has a good bed. also, can i reserve a training session on the practice track on 24 July 2032.

  • Robo, extending the train line down is a nice idea, but highly unrealistic.

    Tunnelling costs alone would make the job very expensive, and Qld Rail already has some costly projects in the pipeline such as high speed rail to Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

    More realistic would be to introduce a City Cat stop and run it express to the CBD. Travel by river (no stops) would still beat the train into the city; remember the Doomben line has to go all the way up to Clayfield and then come back down.

    Alternatively, that recent Kingsford Smith Drive widening is ripe for a future Brisbane Metro line. Either option, you’re looking at local council money being involved rather than state.

  • The Vaxxas building is complete and extremely ugly.
    I hope the riverside walkway is extended to connect all three existing sections. A walk from Hamilton Reach to Newstead with adjacent bikeway would be so much better than the new section inland between Hamilton Reach and Portside. It is a missed opportunity if that is all we get. The entire walkway, both existing and my proposed extension requires large trees for summer shade of the walk area. Deciduous trees would be preferable to permit winter sun to warm the area. Not enough use is made of deciduous trees in Brisbane.

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