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Moving to Queensland is becoming an ever-popular choice for those struggling to get onto the property ladder in less affordable state capital cities such as Sydney and Melbourne. House prices in Australia are predicted to remain relatively stable despite the current situation, and as an example of the gap between the three cities, Sydney’s median price is $1.4M, Melbourne’s has just reached $1M whilst Brisbane’s is currently at $678,236 (source 9News July 2021).
Houses for sale in Southeast Queensland are very affordable in comparison to Sydney and Melbourne. We are approximately 45 minutes by car or train to Brisbane CBD, and the cost of living in Brisbane is also 12% lower than in Sydney, which gives home buyers more spare cash to spend on enjoying life in and around our beautiful Moreton Bay Region. It really is one of the best places to live near Brisbane.
And, if moving to Queensland wasn’t already attractive enough, First Home Buyers get a great hand onto the property ladder in Queensland with the First Home Buyers Grant currently standing at $15,000 for buying brand new homes. For more information on the First Home Buyers Grant click here and to learn more about North Harbour living visit our community section click here.
*House & land packages subject to availability
North Harbour is one of the best places to live near Brisbane. A unique residential development, we are situated in the extremely sought-after northern corridor (between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast), along 9km of the Caboolture River. Our location is excellent for both work and relaxation being 35 minutes from the Sunshine Coast and 45 minutes from Brisbane CBD.
The northside of Brisbane is growing at a rapid rate. We’re close to major shopping centres and amenities but also enjoy a semi-rural location and new recreational and lifestyle amenities as well. There are plenty of job opportunities – the northside has become a very sought after location, and our new development means there are plenty of brand new affordable homes for sale.
North Harbour has access to the fastest residential broadband connection in Australia and reticulated natural gas to every home. We’re well located for easy access to the Bruce Highway, Morayfield train station is just 10 minutes away, and Brisbane airport is only 45 minutes away.
What sets us apart from similarly sized southeast Queensland developments is that on completion we will offer a huge 1000 acres of open space and parklands including environmental corridors, river access and a unique $3M riverside Heritage Precinct (which opened in November 2019).
The proposed 1000 acres of open space and parklands include walking and bike tracks, lots of trees (almost 60,000 have already been planted) and plenty of play equipment for young and older kids, BBQs, public artwork, picnic areas and exercise equipment. North Harbour has five parks open already plus 6kms of mountain bike trail and also offers weekly free events which are open to everyone in the community including parkrun and Sunrise Yoga.
Variety of housing choices ranging from affordable Premium Villas to larger Traditional lots and Terrace Homes
Display Village with the latest designs from Australia’s best builders
Fibre optic broadband capable of speeds matching the fastest broadband in Australia
Reticulated gas to each home
Plenty of space to play with five parks already open and 6km of riverside mountain bike trail
Proposed 1,000 acres of open space and parklands
North Harbour is close to both Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast with Morayfield and Burpengary train stations just 10 minutes away
A “house and land package” is when the developer (North Harbour) who is selling the land, asks a builder (one of our Display Village builders) to provide an example of one of their designs which would fit on a particular block. The developer and builder then package the house design and the land together into a House and Land Package. For more information check out our House and Land package information video.
To learn more about our Display Village, click here.
So, you’ve looked around for house and land packages in the Moreton Bay region and you’re interested in building a new home at North Harbour. What happens next?
The ideal timeline is as follows:
Step 1: Visit the North Harbour Sales Office and Display Village and review our available land for purchase. Once you have chosen your block (on its own or as part of a house and land package) we will hold it for 48 hours without deposit. After two days we will call you to confirm that you wish to proceed. If you want to go ahead, we will ask you for some further details (full names of buyers and your solicitor) to enable us to prepare the contract. An appointment is made to sign the offer to purchase in the following week when all parties are available. After the buyer/s have completed the offer to purchase, it is then signed by the Developer (North Harbour) and sent to our solicitor. At this point the $5000 deposit is payable.
Things to note in Step 1: North Harbour as the developer sells the land (block). Once you have chosen your block you then need to choose the style of house you would like to put on there – you can do this by choosing one of our pre-approved house and land packages and building with one of our Display Village builders or you are free to choose a different builder. BUT any home you choose must adhere to the North Harbour design guidelines and must be suitable for your block. Click here to view the Design Guidelines.Double-check what you can and can’t have on the block you choose. Viewing house and land packages will give you a clear idea of what type of house you can put on your preferred block.
Step 2: The purchaser has 28 days to secure finance. You will need to speak to a mortgage advisor or your chosen bank to secure finance. If finance is declined, the $5,000 deposit is fully refundable. $5,000 is held in Trust with our solicitor until settlement – which will occur 28 days after registration.
Step 3: Registration normally takes place 4 – 6 months after the release of a new stage Registration can be delayed due to inclement weather affecting the civil works and is also subject to council approval timelines. Once registration is through council, it can then go to titles office to register. Once registered, we will call the buyer to inform them of registration and they will also receive notification from their solicitor and a settlement date.
Things to note in step 3: This step is outside the control of the developer as it is subject to council approval timelines. It can be subject to delays – we do our best to mitigate any delays but it is not always possible.
Step 4: Once settled, your builder can start building your new home. Things to remember: Contact Opticomm to get your broadband set up so you can join North Harbour’s fibre optic network and get access to Australia’s Fastest Broadband, your builder will organise for your gas to be connected to our reticulated gas system.
First home buyers in Queensland are eligible for a grant to help them build their first property (this must be brand new, not an established home).
The First Home Owner’s Grant is a $15,000 one-off financial grant only available to those buying their first home in Australia who meet all the eligibility criteria aimed at helping First Home Owner’s get onto the property ladder. Eligible recipients must be:
The First Home Loan Deposit Scheme is a Government-backed initiative to help Australians get into their first home sooner. Basically, to avoid First Home Buyers having to pay for lenders insurance, under the Scheme, part of an eligible first home buyer’s home loan from a participating lender will be guaranteed by the National Finance, Housing and Investment Corporation. This is aimed at enabling first home buyers to purchase a home with a deposit of as little as 5 per cent (lender’s criteria apply). To find out more about the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme and to see if you are eligible, click here.
Village Park offers plenty of space to play with play equipment suitable for older and younger children as well as BBQ, picnic shelters and free Wi-Fi.
Reflections Park is located at the western end corner of North Harbour, Reflections Park has play equipment for younger children and flat space.
Riparian Park is suitable for older children with a flying fox, heaps of play equipment, fitness equipment and a half basketball court.
Habitat Park offers two off-leash dog areas with doggy play equipment, BBQ’s, shelters, fitness equipment and children’s play equipment.
Heritage Park is a community attraction listed in the Queensland Heritage Register and has been created in partnership with The Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology.
Living at North Harbour gives you access to amenities which are truly 21st-century with access to the fastest residential broadband connection in Australia.
Up to 6kms of riverside, off-road tracks to suit beginners and families as well as intermediate level riders. Access is from the end of Moreton Bay Boulevard next to Habitat Park 6am-sunet, every day. There are also bike paths and walking trails around the BBQ and picnics shelters.
Love cooking? You’ll love the amenities and easy lifestyle options of North Harbour. Each home in North Harbour has access to reticulated gas. No more running out of
gas for hot water or that all-important BBQ!
The history of the North Harbour site is interpreted from a dedicated facility, the Compass Centre, which delivers a ‘mind map’ of the site before it is experienced firsthand. The Compass Centre presents historic photographs, sketched and objects on display which allow visitors to appreciate the stories and significant developments from early European settlement through to the present day.
Our heritage trails offer educational signage to assist in interpreting the archaeological features that remain.
Edge Early Learning North Harbour Childcare and Kindergarten is a new purpose-built childcare centre which opened on 23rd March 2020. The centre features bright and spacious learning environments with natural outdoor play areas that evoke exploration. Centre Director Jackie and her dedicated team of educators provide quality care and education to children from six weeks to school age.
Sunday Sunrise Yoga in the Park is open to everyone and is held every Sunday at 7.30am (weather permitting) at the Heritage Park.
This class is completely free and is perfect for everybody – all levels welcome including beginners .
North Harbour is a unique residential development in the northern corridor between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, located along 9km of direct river frontage and 10 minutes from beautiful Moreton Bay and surrounding islands.
We’re well located just five minutes off the Bruce Highway at exit 146 Uhlmann Road, Morayfield and Burpengary train stations are just 10 minutes away and nearby North Lakes, Burpengary and Morayfield shopping centres, as well as Costco, Bunnings and IKEA are within easy reach.